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  •  I can't get a confirmation of eligibility. (4+ / 0-)
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    Every time I went to fill out an application, it always says "we received your application". Then when I go back, it says my application is incomplete, and when I try to complete it, it always takes me back to the beginning.

    It's been over a week since I talked to a navigator and they submitted the one I did over the phone. They then said that I'll have to do everything by phone now because I'm supposed to get an eligibility mailed to me and that would be no good on line.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 02:20:01 PM PST

    •  Seems like you did the right thing (3+ / 0-)
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      There are going to be places where you just need to use a person.

    •  I had similar experience. (4+ / 0-)

      I'm in Georgia, no state exchange, so using the federal site.

      Re-entering the same info over & over in unsuccessful attempt to complete my application. Supervisor has "escalated" problem to someone who will supposedly call me back in 2-5 business days.

      Healthcare.gov displays "estimated" premiums for me & 2 kids; insurers' sites display much higher premiums--like $250 a month higher!

      We are over 400% of poverty, so we will not qualify for subsidy.

      We could cover everyone via my wife's employer's plan, but her open enrollment period ended Friday. I wanted to compare with healthcare.gov plans, but we ended up opting for wife's employer's coverage.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 02:47:50 PM PST

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      •  You might be better off. Even the employer (1+ / 0-)
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        covering family is likely to go up for everyone (modestly, we hope), which is fair to expect. Child of a colleague hit with a type of childhood cancer, for instance, is all part of the coverage. We are glad it is even still provided at the slightly increased rates and slightly more in co-pays we are being offered.

      •  I'm sorry to say that the "estimates" are bogus (2+ / 0-)
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        The healthcare.gov estimates are not age-adjusted. If you go to a site like myhealthsherpa.com, you can find out what your premiums would have been if you had chosen to buy insurance on the individual market.

        •  I'm age 52; I guess older than average. (0+ / 0-)

          I suppose they figure up to age 25 on parents' plan; age 65 & up on Medicare. Thus average age for healthcare.gov must be about 45. So I'm somewhat above average but I'm surprised to be $250 (more or less) a month above average.

          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 04:13:59 PM PST

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        •  thehealthsherpa.com NT (1+ / 0-)
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          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 05:33:33 AM PST

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