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  •  it seems to me that simply having state health (1+ / 0-)
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    officials go to local news media outlets throughout each state, including radio, television and newspaper outlets, to discuss this, should help a lot.

    •  I have a lot of questions about this myself. (2+ / 0-)
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      I live in California and my husband and I both have employer provided health insurance and we have the option of insuring our kids through our plans. This is incredibly expensive and the plans provide little coverage with high copays and deductibles.

      Will we be able to insure our kids through the exchanges or are they just for people without insurance? If we take them off insurance do we have to wait for a period of time?

      I was wondering because a lot of people have expensive health insurance and would like to find a cheaper option.

      Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

      by voracious on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 02:17:52 PM PST

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      •  Unless the law was changed at some point, folks (0+ / 0-)

        who are eligible for coverage under "Group Health Insurance" at their place of employment are not eligible for go through the insurance exchanges.

        Chance are that it would be more expensive, anyway, than what a major employer can offer their employees at group rates.

        Especially if you're in your fifties or older.

        Mollie

        “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:54:34 PM PST

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        •  I am in a state that is NOT setting up its own (0+ / 0-)

          exchange.  It has offered uninsured folks catastrophic coverage (without a subsidy) for years.  The worst plans run about $1,000 monthly for folks fifty years and older.

          That's why I figure that you'd not gain much by switching.

          Mollie

          “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

          by musiccitymollie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:58:41 PM PST

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