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  •  still waiting for real numbers (1+ / 0-)
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    TexasTom

    As a self employed person I have had to jump through many hoops the past 15 years.  From buying HMO coverage direct, to joining a "group" which got me a lower rate.. to incorporating.  

    While I have read that the cost of the HMO plans for individuals which NYS currently offers (the state approves the rate) will drop - there are many lower cost plans which are going to vanish.  For instance, I pay $320 for a high deductable plan.  Some groups have better plans at about the same price point (think "Freelancers Union")  

    So it is not at all clear that everyone will benefit on a cost basis, at least not until there are real, concrete numbers.  What will go away (hopefully) is the many hoops individuals need to jump through to get individual coverage.

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