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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:41pm PT
Kos..Guess you're going to have to settle for the McDonalds happy meal...
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 4, 2014 - 12:06am PT
For states without cranialrectumitis, this new health care system works out pretty well for us non-1%ers. States like Utah are another story.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 4, 2014 - 01:03am PT
Apo I'm covered through mass
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 4, 2014 - 01:59am PT
Ummm....you don't mean....'Massachusetts', do you?
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:55am PT
Haha oh god please mean Massachusetts.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 4, 2014 - 08:10am PT
Good ole mass! The best state to offer coverage. I'm glad and very thankful
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 4, 2014 - 08:18am PT
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca

Mar 3, 2014 - 07:20pm PT
Sketch should apologize to Kos for making it sound like Kos was attacking Cragman's family...but i guess one apology a year is more than most can muster..?

I apologized to Norton because I learned my accusation was wrong. Something you might want to consider. First, you might want to read what I actually wrote.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2014 - 07:28pm PT
Don't they need congressional approval for this move? I am directly affected as the presidents earlier "I'll let you keep it for another year" thing which was later supported by congress.



"(Newser) – Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration today announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don't meet requirements of the new health care law. The decision helps defuse a political problem for Democrats in tough re-election battles this fall, especially for senators who in 2010 stood with President Obama and voted to pass his health overhaul. The extension was part of a major package of regulations that sets ground rules for 2015, the second year of government-subsidized health insurance markets under Obama's law—and the first year that larger employers will face a requirement to provide coverage.

It's not clear how many people will be affected by the two-year extension on policies that were previously subject to cancellation. The administration cites a congressional estimate of 1.5 million, counting individual plans and small-business policies. "It's not likely to affect a large number of people, but it certainly avoids difficult anecdotes about people having their policies canceled," said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, an expert on insurance markets. "I think it's a small and dwindling number of people who are affected." The latest extension builds on an earlier reprieve issued by the White House. Some could renew their plans in 2016, giving them coverage into 2017, reports Politico."

http://www.newser.com/story/183338/people-can-keep-health-plans-2-more-years.html
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 5, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
Here's an interesting comparing the launch of the ACA website to private sector product launches.

It was written in October. I'd love to read the authors take on the screwups and mulligans that become so common with Obama's grand program.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/10/17/developing-obamacares-health-care-exchanges-has-cost-more-than-apples-original-iphone/
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 5, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
Can someone explain something to me?

Based on current news, about 4 million Americans have signed up for new insurance through some aspect of the ACA program. By new insurance, I'm talking about people who were without any insurance before signing up.

Back in 2009, we were regularly told about the 46 million Americans without insurance. My math maybe off, but it looks like more than 90% are still without health insurance.

What's wrong with this picture?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 5, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
Not to mention 6 million having their coverage cancelled.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 5, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Mar 7, 2014 - 05:45pm PT
Riiiiiiiggghhhhhht
Blame Obamacare on the insurance industry canceling 6 million persons' insurance. Including my wife. She was perfectly ready to continue her policy from September through December. Yet they cancelled her and refused to re-instate her. Good thing she didn't get ill or injured between October and Jan 1. Now we're saving $300 per month on her new policy with a different insurer and equivalent coverage.

At least we've still got the best health care delivery in the world.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/aasif-mandvi-third-world-healthcare_n_4919304.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 7, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
Now we're saving $300 per month on her policy with equivalent coverage.

excellent! congratulations sir
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Mar 7, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
AND without having to switch from her doctor.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 7, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Well, i signed up a while back,, went into a clinic and found out my insurance is nowhere to be found. I THOUGHT ive been paying, but the computers think not, but my bank account thinks so. See below..



CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The board overseeing Nevada's health insurance exchange is recommending another contractor be retained to assess the state's problem-plagued online market system.

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board of directors on Thursday endorsed Deloitte Consulting to evaluate the system set up Xerox. A proposed contract authorizing up to $1.5 million requires approval by the state Board of Examiners.

Deloitte is already part of Nevada's effort to set up its own health exchange under the Affordable Care Act. It developed the state system to determine Medicaid eligibility and verify income and Social Security information through federal datahubs.

Xerox was awarded a $75 million contract to develop Nevada's online web portal and call center. But the operation has been riddled with problems including lost payments and computer errors.




And according the the office for the NV HEALTH, their records are straight- so they know nothing of how to fix this latest boondoggle. Im really impressed with all of this, yessireebob. Has anyone seen my payments? I hear they are lost, wandering aimlessly about..
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Mar 7, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
Ron
Unfortunately we had the same problem. My wife got it sorted out with a couple of phone calls to our health clinic and the insurance company. It was the ins co screwup. We had printed the web page confirmation and she took this to the clinic. They covered her until the ins co got it sorted out. Her bills still come to my name. Go figure.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 7, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
sketch,,i'll apologize when i am wrong..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 11, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
Heres a funny story.


Went to the urgent care clinic this morning for get something for this flu like crap ive had over a month.. THEY CANNOT find me in the system so i was billed for services and x-rays to the tune of 700.00. Went to the pharmacy AFTER speaking with someone there and when i got there ,, they couldnt accept my ACCOUNT NUMBER of my health coverage - only a "member ID" number which i havent received yet. And the prescrips for two lousy little inhalers ans some antibiotics,,,,,,,,,just under 600.00....All to get rid of the FLU......................



F*#K THEM ALL---F*#K HEALTH CARE INSURANCE and F*#K THAT SYSTEM RIGHT TO THE GODDAMM GRAVE.




edit: "Shrink,,, i wanna kill,, i wanna see dead burnt bodies".....
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2014 - 09:17pm PT


Right on Hightraverse, I happy to hear some positive stuff and that it's heading in the right direction for you and your wife. It's still too soon to see how it shakes out for me, but it looks bad from what I can see so far. (don't have to make any changes as of yet though)

(note the total lack of sarcasm on the positive stuff thing, I was straight up for that, anyone else have good news your way on this subject, lay it down)

Curious: What did you have in the past, and what did you wind up with?





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