A couple of letters to the editor today and over the weekend. The reports from the White House that healthcare.gov is working much better seem to be backed up by experience:
Obamacare works! I signed up recently on the health care website in less than 30 minutes. The application was easy to follow, and I had several choices of plans. Most important, because I qualified for a subsidy, the plan fits into my fixed senior citizen budget.
For us seniors who are old enough for Social Security but too young for Medicare (and there are many of us here in North Carolina), Obamacare is a blessing. [Read more.]
I am a statistic – one of the 26,000 Americans who have successfully enrolled in a new health care policy at healthcare.gov. As an adjunct professor at a community college, I must provide my own health insurance as it is available only to full-time employees. I am also a cancer survivor.
Clearly my options before the enactment of the Affordable Health Care Act were nonexistent. I had to swallow every change and premium increase my provider made each year, thankful I had any insurance at all.
Shopping for health care insurance can be a complex endeavor. Aware of the negative press the new website attracted, I took a deep breath and typed healthcare.gov into my browser. After creating an account, I was on my way to exploring what plans were available and my eligibility. Navigating the website was not the least bit difficult. Plans were easy to compare side by side. There was also lots of help available – both by phone and live chat. The policy I chose was not only comparable, it was better than the one I had and much less expensive! [Read more.]