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  •  No navigators where I live (3+ / 0-)

    Are you sure you don't have insurance?

    I have doctors that I pay out of pocket for, and I'd like to keep them.

    •  No phones either? (10+ / 0-)

      I'm pretty sure that in the time you regale us with the stories of trying to use the website, you could find the one eight hundred number to call.  

      And yes, I have insurance, through my wife's work, which I don't understand very well and she has to explain to me.  Nobody can say for sure whether that's a problem of the system or my comprehension, can they.

      "One faction of one party in one House of Congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election."

      by Inland on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:11:53 AM PDT

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    •  You can call the doctors (5+ / 0-)
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      Sylv, Catte Nappe, poco, awcomeon, worldlotus

      you want to keep and ask them which companies they'll be in the networks of. I've done that. Or you can check the insurance companies' websites regarding their network. I just got a nice, long letter from Blue Cross in today's mail giving their website and phone number and lots of details about the new coverages, as they're hoping to pick up some of us currently uninsured former customers like me (another self-employed freelancer like you).

      I'm in CA and I've heard it rumored that our state's website is working fairly well now, but I'm not even attempting to access it yet. I'll let others be the guinea pigs while things get smoothed out. And BTW, I had some of the exact same website issues you experienced while trying to do my taxes online a few years ago using one of the major tax preparer's websites. I stopped before completing the entire process and returned another day, and it made me start all over again from the very beginning and go through every single completed page, rather than letting me pick up where I left off. And there were a lot of pages, as they asked you individual questions on each page rather than simply filling out the actual tax forms. So this is not a unique situation, although I have to say that I never used that particular tax website again.

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