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  •  CoveredCA is up and running and working (10+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure what the problems are with the federal website, but yes, CoveredCA is up and running.  I got signed up for coverage about 3 weeks ago, and am waiting to receive my confirmation letter/first billing from Kaiser.  After the first few days, when the site was slammed, I was able to register, navigate through the fairly simple steps, and choose a plan that fit my budget.

    I'm glad you were able to help our your nephew's girlfriend.  

    All I hear and see in the traditional media are the negative stories about "Obamacare."  I wish they would share the success stories like yours, or mine.

    I know some people will have their monthly insurance costs go up.  But for many people, this is the first time in years they have the opportunity to get comprehensive health insurance at a price they can afford.  Why aren't those stories getting air time?

    •  I had the same experience with Covered Calif. (8+ / 0-)

      Also signed up for Kaiser. They're running behind, btw, in getting their packets out to us. The Cov. Ca. customer serivce folks said they ought to be out by the end of the month.

      The local media might cover the good side occasionally, but never the national media. Their owners wouldn't like it.

      Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam! Now with new baby panda! And support Bat World Sanctuary

      by Fonsia on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:30:09 PM PST

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      •  Tried to pay first premium - couldn't do it (1+ / 0-)
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        It only took 30 minutes to sign her up for the bronze plan, but I spent another 30 minutes trying to pay her first premium to ensure coverage.  It wasn't possible, but Kaiser said it will take 2 weeks to process the application.  I love Kaiser, but I think it would have been simpler - and I could have paid the first premium immediately - if we didn't have to go through insurance companies but instead had universal access through expanded Medicare or something.

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