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  •  GaHack1 (7+ / 0-)

    You say you have been forced to try to find insurance "on the open market."  Don't you have a health care exchange that you can go to?  That's not the same as "the open market."  The latter is what insurance companies are offering NOT on the state or federal exchanges.

    Every single example of hardship publicly stated has been shown to be false in some important respect.

    Even in Georgia, you're bound to be able to go onto the website that offers good plans.

    •  reasonshouldrule, difficult to find in GA since (2+ / 0-)
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      Gov. Deal has basically outlawed navigators/exchanges/info etal through any state entity.  Recently attached this "law" to a cancer bill that was passed...

      However, one can use the federal exchange (marketplace) to obtain insurance with subsidies.  

      I cannot help but wonder how the general population would know this though & how many just seek insurance through the open marketplace.....

      •  ACA (3+ / 0-)

        I read about your state outlawing anyone who might help people navigate the system (navigators).  But are you saying you can only use the federal marketplace if you qualify for subsidies?  That's certainly not true anywhere else.  My son got a health care plan from the federal exchange, and he did it without any kind of subsidy, since he wouldn't qualify for one.

        He was using a cobra plan but found a silver plan with much better coverage and half the cost on the exchange.

        I wish you good luck with this.  Everyone deserves to have health care in a country as rich as ours.

        •  No. To clarify re this: (0+ / 0-)
          But are you saying you can only use the federal marketplace if you qualify for subsidies?
          I am thinking that the only way to obtain a subsidy (if one qualifies) in states who opted out is through the federal exchange.  As opposed to the open market.

          You are correct-subsidy or not-one can obtain health insurance through the federal site.  Sorry for any confusion.

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