It took 16 days and 7 hours but Delaware finally has their first Obamacare enrollee!

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chato Forum Pro • Posts: 46,027
Re: At $700 a month

Allochka Emiliana wrote:

Chato wrote:

rb59020 wrote:

USA Today

"SELBYVILLE, Del. — She needed seven hours of waiting on the phone and sitting in front of her computer, but Janice Baker can claim something few people in the First State can at the moment: She has signed up for health coverage through Delaware's insurance marketplace."

"Officials from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services declared Baker the first confirmed resident to have enrolled in the marketplace, which opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare."

1 out of 90,000 ain't too shabby! At this rate Delaware will have 6 people signed up by January 1st! Woohoo!!

Although this poor sole thinks she is saving money on her monthly premiums, notice the un-biased reporter forgot to relate what Mrs. Baker's deductible will be. Hmmmm. Just slipped Kelly Bothum's mind I guess. reportedly get 17 million web hits a month, but I can't remember when their website was down. Just remember "Da Gubermint does it betters."

From your link:

"Despite the snafus, Baker said she's grateful for a chance to buy insurance on the marketplace. Previously, she had been paying $1,600 a month for a company insurance policy for her and her husband. But after her husband was approved for his own coverage, she had to find her own."

"During her hunt, Baker was turned down three times because of what she called minor pre-existing health conditions. In the new marketplace, no one can be turned away because of a pre-existing condition."

"In Baker's new plan, she will be paying $700 a month for individual coverage, almost $150 less than the cost of her previous coverage."

At $700 a month, that means she bought either a gold or platimum account which have no deductibles...


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Well why not just reform healthcare to cover those with pre existing condition and not affect others who are satisfied with their insurance coverage? People are losing their jobs, premiums going up, people becoming part time workers etc.

For two reasons. FIrst of course the HMO's would all go out of business.

Second, that still leaves almost 50 million people in America without health insurance.


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