It’s a miracle!
I just went on the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) website, and it worked!
Today was the day that they said the website would work, but I was not at all confident. I had gone on the site many times, for months, only to be hung up at one point or another in the site.
I told you last month that I was trying to get a more affordable health plan for my family than the catastrophic plan I have with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We currently pay over $600 for a plan that only covers us if we meet up with a bus!
I did find out last month ( by phone) that there was a plan that would cut our premiums in half on the ACA website, but until I saw it with my own eyes, I was not going to believe it.
So this morning I fired up the ACA site and low and behold, there it was, working! The site had no glitches, sailed right through all the possible choices, asked me if I was read to enroll.
I’m guessing this is what President Obama is feeling like this morning –
Anyhow, I’ve been hearing by the detractors of the ACA, about sticker shock.
They’ve been saying that I would have it when I saw what would happen with my premiums, and I was, but in a very good way!
The $600 + we now pay will be reduced by 50%, if we take the plan with a higher deductible, or $458 if we take a plan with a lower deductible than we now have. The company offering those is called Coventry Health Care, and both plans offer free Doctors visits (now I pay for all those).
Maybe I ought to hit this enroll button now, before the site goes down !