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  •  Some people are going directly to the insurance (1+ / 0-)
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    companies because the government website isn't working and they assume that the policies being offered directly by the insurance company are the same, especially if they have the exact same names.

    Stop insulting people who are having problems with the government website because it's not their fault. They're going directly to the insurance companies out of desperation, not because they want to avoid Obamacare.

    •  i'm not insulting anyone (1+ / 0-)
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      except the insurance companies

      people are assuming the plans are the same because the ins companies are deliberately making it confusing for people and taking advantage of people's confusion

      if ins. companies did not WANT people to be confused, they would make things clearer

      some people ARE going to the insurance companies because they want to avoid Obamacare.  not true of everyone, but true of some.

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 12:23:56 PM PDT

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      •  There would be no problem if the website worked. (0+ / 0-)

        This is a disaster and people have a right to be upset. Yes, insurance companies are taking advantage of the debacle that is healthcare.gov, but who gave them that opportunity?

        Bashing the victims is only going to make people angrier.

        •  who is bashing victims? (0+ / 0-)

          why do you keep saying that?

          you act as though the website is not working for anyone.

          who gave them the opportunity to take advantage of people?  they were doing it LONG before the ACA!

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          by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 01:06:54 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, precisely why... (0+ / 0-)

      I called my insurance company!! Because I was having problems with the website.

      And I stupidly thought that the plans would be the same.

      As I found out, they are not.

      But my worry is that unless people really dig, they will not be told this!!! And they will be scammed into buying the same (or similar) plan, at a higher cost. Or assume that coverages are there that aren't.

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