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  •  You all may think I'm crazy... (2+ / 0-)
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    CrissieP, htowngenie

    but what if we got paid to sign up people?
    I mean, like $5 per person or family the actually gets enrolled?

    Not unlike how banks or other business will award you a dollar amount for referrals of new customers.

    Hire young people, hire old people, just hire a shit ton of individuals who could easily be trained to get people information and SIGNED UP!

    I know there will be community action groups and others who will be out in full force with information, but having someone you KNOW show you how easy it is to get enrolled could certainly help.

    I've been selling the Obamacare  plan to every forum, every friend get together, every comment sections on facebook, etc...trying my hardest to get the actual information and truth about how this is going to work.

    I almost feel like I spam some comment threads on other sites with actual hot links to peoples' state health exchange so they can at least click on it and see it for themselves.

    Besides almost no information out 'there' for many, there is a ton of false information.

    I'm excited to finally know I'm going to get affordable insurance in a few short months. Been without forever and day and I'll be one of the first ones to sign up here in Oregon.

    FORWARD! Obama/Biden 2012

    by Esjaydee on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 06:07:51 PM PDT

    •  It's already being done. (0+ / 0-)

      Those groups helping to enroll consumers into Exchange plans are getting $67/head or thereabouts. That's were part of the grants that have been to given community groups is going.

      •  please provide a link. (0+ / 0-)

        Only two contracts were awarded for the entire state of Texas.  Texas has by far the largest number of unisured in the country.  One contract of about 5 million went to the Urban League of Tarrant County (Ft Worth).  The other went to a non profit community group in Houston who received about $685,000 dollars to seek out, train, and disperse navigators to cover the Southeast half of Texas.  With 2 million people in the greater Houston area alone, I don't see how you can come up with that number of $67 a head.  

        Please provide a link.  I smell an Acorn trash party in your words and I don't care if I get a donut.

        We are all in this together.

        by htowngenie on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:19:51 PM PDT

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        •  Here: (0+ / 0-)


          I was incorrect; in California it's $58 per enrollee, not $67.

          •  CoveredCalifornia is an alternative to ACA (0+ / 0-)

            that California opted to do on their own.  That was allowed under ACA guidelines as long as they met or exceeded the basic requirements of ACA.  As authorized alternative plan, CoveredCalifornia has their own training program to train state employees to facilitate enrollment and are partnering with licensed insurance agents to allow them to enroll their own clients on a commission basis.  They will not be using navigators.  CoveredCalifornia can choose to compensate as they see fit.  

            The rest of the states, except Vermont, to my knowledge are using the federal ACA program and it's navigators.  I do not know how navigators will be compensated, however, the contracts awarded in Texas cannot possibly cover the amount you stated per head.  

            Whenever talking about ACA, it is critical to know where the information comes from and where the person who needs assistance lives (state).  Otherwise, we just add to the confusion about ACA.  


            We are all in this together.

            by htowngenie on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:03:09 PM PDT

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    •  Congrats! Your rates are going down. (0+ / 0-)

      One of Jon Perr 's diaries on ACA earlier this week reported that insurance companies in Oregon are  re-bidding their premiums LOWER because of the California results.  Lucky you - go for it!  :)

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:12:10 PM PDT

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