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  •  Other programs such as Medicare D had the same (2+ / 0-)
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    issues. It will likely work out. Some eligible people won't sign up this year but over time this will become a completely routine thing and most will sign up, probably over the phone.

    •  what about id check? (0+ / 0-)

      How do they id check and prove citizenship over the phone? I think Chuck would have to go in in person to actually sign up. He will have to sign something acknowledging the governments right to get paid back from any assets he might have then or in the future
      (estate recovery).

      •  Estate recovery doesn't apply to ACA. (0+ / 0-)

        Or any heath insurance. I'm not sure about ID check, one possibility is to mail a copy. I know the website asks to upload a scan of the ID, not sure how it works with phone signup.

      •  Chuck will get a paper application in the (0+ / 0-)

        mail to sign and send back.

        This is the old fashioned way we used to do things, right after inventing fire, and just before giving women the vote. It works, just takes longer.

        I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

        by second gen on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 08:12:35 PM PDT

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        •  When are they mailing a paper application? (0+ / 0-)

          I hadn't heard that they had planned to.  That's a great idea. (said seriously, not snark)

          •  You have to call them and apply over the phone (0+ / 0-)

            like they used to do in the Old West.

            The website isn't the ACA. It's ONE method of APPLYING for the ACA.

            I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

            by second gen on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:22:45 AM PDT

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    •  If I recall correctly, there were many (0+ / 0-)

      mailings regarding Medicare D.  I didn't have one, not one mailing regarding ACA.

      •  B/c it was easier to identify the eligible (0+ / 0-)

        population then (everyone on Medicare). You're tight though, very little info on ACA. I get some cryptic notices like 'you have to have insurance by January 1' but not information on how to sign up. Of course, I'm in a red state, things may be different elsewhere.

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