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All of this discussion is for naught if all of us do not demand that the R's come up with a good, coherent, realistic fix for the ACA that all of us can get behind prior to the mid-terms.
The insurers will be blamed, and the cry for single payer will be deafening. The plan is for the dems to make it past the mid-terms.
Most of us who have followed the ACA can recognize it as an epic failure. However, the camel is under the tent and getting rid of the ACA is no longer an option. Unless the R's can come up with a coherent, comprehensive, good plan, that all candidates get behind, all of this conversation is for naught and we can all look forward to single payer..
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Latinos Shying Away From Obamacare

Thankful Texan Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 11:52 AM
Bingo!
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Latinos Shying Away From Obamacare

Thankful Texan Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 10:25 AM
One of our folks was diagnosed in early Dec. with colon cancer and had the tumor removed. He had no insurance, however, I, along with several physicians and nurses finally got him to understand that his best chance to receive chemotherapy was for him to sign up for an ACA policy. I spent over 30 hours getting him a plan thru healthcare.gov and made his initial payment under the wire so that his policy would be effective Jan. 1. In early January, new insurance card in hand, we went to our first choice for chemo and were told they would not accept the plan as the ACA reimbursement rates were too low, however, they would treat him on a charity basis. My friend said in Spanish, "he lied again." We took him to the second provider, Texas Oncology,who has finally negotiated a reimbursement they can live with (significantly less than Medicare). He started his first treatment last week. The Mexican community is very perceptive, communicates well among themselves, and understand the issues with the ACA. I am not surprised that the numbers are low.
I have been told by BCBS that I can keep my current plan. We will see how long that lasts.
I will keep my current plan as long as I can! I am not seeing many post showing a savings unless they are getting a subsidy.
I have been able to compare my current premium cost with the ACA premium costs found for my area? If you are elibible under ACA and have made a similiar comparison please post the results (also state if your ACA cost includes a subsidy) The cost for my family of 3 Pre-ACA (BCBS)- $850 per month ACA (BCBS)- $1,250 per month Net increase $400 ( + 45%) if I switch to ACA plan) My old plan also includes premium increases for pre-existing conditions that are excluded under the ACA plans. (spread would be greater if we did not have these pre-existing conditions.
I have been trying to registered, etc. since Oct 1 so that I could find out what pricing would be. Yesterday I found a list of the insurers and pricing for my area, we will have one insurer (BCBS). (see above post for my results.)
Who out there that has coverage under the previous market has compared your current premium cost with ACA premium costs found? Please post the results (also state if your ACA cost includes a subsidy) The cost for my family of 3 Pre-ACA (BCBS)- $850 per month ACA (BCBS)- $1,250 per month Net increase $400 ( + 45%) if I switch to ACA plan) My old plan also includes premium increases for pre-existing conditions that are excluded under the ACA plans.
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