It's a done deal. After a couple of week's frustration (about which I wrote a diary) I finally enrolled in my new healthcare plan online through the new national exchange. I am blessed that I can afford a Platinum plan (which I need because I use a lot of health care) but I will, nevertheless, pay $35 a month less than my 2013 AccessTN monthly premium (TN's preexisting condition program (thank you TN-Dem Gov. Bredesen)) and for a deductible of $0.00 (not my current $1,000) and a generic drug copay of $4.00 (not my current $10)! All my current providers are included in the plan. That's a guaranteed health care savings of $1500 next year over this year and for the highest level care available.
Thank you Mr. President, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid! The free market works for me!
This in no way lessens my support for and advocacy of a single-payer system. Medicare for All is inevitable and will be a much better solution. But in the meantime this system is awesome.
I haven't changed my mind since my previous diary expressing my initial frustration with the national exchange. There is still no excuse for technical debacle at healthcare.gov. It was a gargantuan opportunity missed. But what's done is done and I am covered as of January 1 without bumping up to the December 15 deadline. That would have been a true disaster.
So I say again, Thank you Mr. President, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid! The free market works for me!