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  •  This is only part of the ACA decision making (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, ladybug53, splashoil

    process.

    You have to be able to see the actual plans. What doctors, hospitals etc are in the various insurance plans' networks.

    These plans have fewer participating healthcare providers.

    See: http://www.nytimes.com/...

    ACA is also causing State Pools to be discontinued. See a very real dilemma facing a Kossack cancer patient. Her diary is: It's official: I cannot keep my doctor with the ACA

    (Sorry I don't know how to link it.)

    She has to make a Solomon's Decision.

    While ACA is great for people with no insurance, there are many being forced to participate who will have to make very hard decisions and need ALL the info about the plans.

    BTW: in Texas I have friends who have coverage under the state pool; they've been trying since 10/1 to get on the site and experiencing nothing but frustration. They even tried calling and that was a dismal failure.

    They need the complete details - not just the costs, but also what each plan covers, what the deductibles are (many are quite high) and so are the premiums for the "better" policies.

    As someone who has been touting ACA since it's inception, I'm personally embarrassed.

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 03:49:28 PM PDT

    •  Oh, yes, I forgot that there is also another (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, ladybug53

      choice to make - HMO or PPO. I also think that some plans cover some drugs while others do not.

      There's a lot of info you have to process to decide the best coverage for you at a price you can afford.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 03:55:08 PM PDT

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    •  Good points (5+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, Mary Mike, wader, auapplemac, ladybug53

      Anyone who lives in one of the 17 states running their own Marketplaces should bypass the healthcare.gov site and go directly to their state’s Marketplace URL. Here is a map showing those 17 states, indicated by an “S”: http://www.connectthedotsusa.com/...

      Then you can drill down on actual plan details and provider lists.

      Hope that helps some folks get info quicker.

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