My daughter was very excited to get her new insurance benefits--really good coverage, low deductible and copays, decent premiums. It looks much better than the policy she had before. She wanted to take it for a spin and go out and get flu shots for the family on New Years Day. But she hadn't received her insurance cards yet. Sure enough, the insurance company turned out to not have her in their computer files. No sign that she had been signed up, just as had been predicted by so many. Proof--PROOF--that Obamacare is a Total Disaster.
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Except that it's not Obamacare at all. My daughter changed jobs and the new health insurance took effect January 1, 2014. A normal transition that had nothing to do with the ACA. The insurance company screwed up, but assured her that they will get it straightened out quickly. Just as they will for the folks that sign up for Ocare and have similar experiences. But my daughter won't wind up on Faux News telling her story to the wing nut world. Her story proves the opposite of what the right wants to hear, that screw ups are a normal part of life, and the world won't come to an end. She'll wait a few days to get the shots and life will go on.