October 13, 2013
Obamacare: 'Working hard to help you get covered'
A reader writes to us about his experience trying to sign up for Obamacare. Today I received the email below from the Health Insurance Marketplace and decided to go to the link to "preview Marketplace plans and prices." I did so, indicating I was checking plans for "You and your spouse" in Palm Beach County, Florida. I was pleased to see a list of plans and prices come up. For example the most expensive Platinum plan was "BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V" offered by Florida Blue (BlueCross BlueShield FL) at an estimated monthly premium of $937.36. Unfortunately, there was nothing more descriptive about the plan than the cryptic name I quoted above. There were no links for additional info about this or any of the other plans, so there was no information even about its deductible and coinsurance, never mind any more detailed info about the benefits. So $937.36 gets you what? Then I realized that I was never asked anything at all about...(Read Full Post)