A liberal friend is impassioned about how she finally will get insurance January 1.
I’m glad she was able to get a plan, glad that the combination of premium and subsidy (actually a credit against next year’s taxes as in “many people who apply will qualify for reduced costs through tax credits that are automatically applied to monthly premiums”). I hope her carrier comes through rather than dumping her, a problem reported by CBS News last night.
What’s a “bronze plan”? How much does a “gold plan” pay for what service? What’s this “Catastrophic plan” that suddenly appeared for about the same premium? Nowhere did healthcare.gov tell me what a bronze plan actually covers or why there is a difference between all the different platinums. Here in South Puffin all those platinum plans are offered by Blue Cross and only Blue Cross. How can there be a dozen different plans at a dozen different premiums that all offer the same coverage?
At least Mr. Obama promised us he’ll fix the website!
Shopping for a Medicare Advantage plan for SWMBO was a cakewalk by comparison.