posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by Indigo5
That part about calling up BCBS and getting it direct???? NOT going to happen.
I called up BCBS direct...and it still goes through the .gov website....they just do it for you.
All changes after you enroll must be handled through .gov.
You are incorrect? I am assuming confusion verse dishonesty. Or maybe that only applies for those receiving subsidies?
I have enrolled my Aunt/Uncle and Next Door Neighbor via BCBS...Both Republicans BTW...and Both flustered at how dramatically they saved money.
How? (1) I went through Healthcare.gov and compared plans for them. (2) Found a plan with MORE coverage, Lower deductible and LOWER
cost...ADMINISTERED by BCBS. (3) Wrote down the plan name...(Example: BCBS Silver blah blah) (4) Called up BCBS and said "We want this plan, this
coverage, this price (5) They said.."of course, lets get it done" .....The plan name is simple identical to the HC Gov Plan name plus "off exchange".
Did this with my Polish Neighbors who where intimidated by the language barrier and asked for my help and my Aunt and Uncle who are not tech Savy and
didn't want to use the exchange. My Aunt, who thinks Obama is born in Kenya, actually sat there red faced after we were done...she didn't know what to
say because every penny counts to them and I more than halved their annual expense and got them much more coverage. How many people with pre-existing
conditions simply did the same??? How many people simply stuck with the insurance company that their other family already had and called them up and
said "add me to the policy"?? How many people hearing all the problems with HC dot Gov, simply called the number on the letters that were mailed out
in mass by insurers offering policies at the same time? How many of the poor simply went on Medicaid via the Medicaid expansion? If 4 Million actually
went through and enrolled via Healthcare dot gov...And CA for example releasing numbers on their Medicaid expansion showing 2 Million...what are the
numbers for the other 24 states that expanded Medicaid?
Again...not politics, math. In 6-10 months when full and accurate surveys come out showing how many additional people have been insured (not just
specific Healthcare.gov enrollees), it will be likely be a minimum of 3 to 4 times the simple number of "enrollees" on HC dot gov. It might not serve
a political agenda/theme/rhetoric/propaganda ...and it will say nothing about the morals or ideology of the law...but it will be reality all the
same. It's just old fashioned logic, math etc. If I had to estimate I would peg the actual number of additional folks getting health insurance at
around 12-14 million right now (Medicaid expansion in the 24 states alone is at minimum another 6 million...CA alone is over 2 Million already on
Medicaid expansion for the poor...then add people that went directly to be added to family policies now that pre-existing conditions aren't a
factor...people that shopped on HC.Gov, but bought directly from an insurance company...kids joining parents policy)
There is a difference between what people want to believe and what objective reality suggests and outright demonstrates.
edit on 18-3-2014 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)