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Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:21 PM

I am now covered by health insurance, thanks to Obama-Care.

I have not had health insurance for 6 years, due to a preexisting condition. Today with the help of a the 800# for the Obama-care health exchange I have a good insurance plan which is affordable. I will now be able to get the procedures I have needed.

Thank you President Obama,
and all those who have fought hard to keep the scumbag republicans out of the Whitehouse.

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Reply I am now covered by health insurance, thanks to Obama-Care. (Original post)
DrewFlorida Apr 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Apr 2014 #1
okaawhatever Apr 2014 #2
DrewFlorida Apr 2014 #3
freshwest Apr 2014 #13
Cha Apr 2014 #4
DrewFlorida Apr 2014 #7
Generic Brad Apr 2014 #5
DrewFlorida Apr 2014 #8
IronLionZion Apr 2014 #6
DrewFlorida Apr 2014 #9
Thinkingabout Apr 2014 #10
Denver Progressive Apr 2014 #11
valerief Apr 2014 #12
Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2014 #14
agbdf Apr 2014 #15
GReedDiamond Apr 2014 #16
flamingdem Apr 2014 #17
riqster Apr 2014 #18
Peacetrain Apr 2014 #19
SunSeeker Apr 2014 #20
NoLongerCare Apr 2014 #21
pinto Apr 2014 #22
NoLongerCare Apr 2014 #30
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2014 #24
NoLongerCare Apr 2014 #29
lillypaddle Apr 2014 #23
cynzke Apr 2014 #25
Marshall III Apr 2014 #26
ellie Apr 2014 #27
CottonBear Apr 2014 #28

Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:26 PM

1. Recommended. (nt)

 

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:33 PM

2. I am so happy for you. I wonder what the social ramifications of having a bunch of healthier

people will be? Or at least, not having a population who is worried about the procedure they're putting off. The thought of "what if my back finally gives out tomorrow?"

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:35 PM

3. Thank you!

I think we know the ramifications of a healthy population are all positive, productive, and maintainable.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:11 PM

13. And for some, be able to involve themselves in their communities fully and politics. The GOP wants

people sick which often puts them down financially and the ensuing struggle gives no way to resist the GOP crooks.

And congratulations on being able to deal with some health issues. Same story here.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:38 PM

4. That's it, Drew.. without President Obama in there the last few years..

we would not be having this conversation.. and neither would all the other positive ACA stories be happening.

Happy for ya!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:49 PM

7. Thank You!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:40 PM

5. Thanks, Obama

I really mean that. I'm happy for you, DrewFlorida.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:49 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:48 PM

6. Good for you!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:49 PM

9. Thank you!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:54 PM

10. OBAMA CARES!!!!!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:05 PM

11. Thank you President Obama!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:10 PM

12. Yay! Great news. nt

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:52 PM

14. Very happy for you, DrewFlorida

It must be a tremendous relief because everything begins with good health. Congratulations!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:59 PM

15. Hi Drew, that's great news!

 

That has to take some of the worry away. I'm happy for you. Good luck!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:13 AM

16. Me too, assuming I get the invoice for the first premium payment...

...and pay it, which will seal the deal.

I recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of my 39th birthday, and I have NEVER had health insurance.

As a punk-alt rocker/visual artist/web developer -- and self-employed (or self-unemployed, depending on the number of jobs not coming in) -- I have never before been able to afford it, until the ACA and the subsidies from the Feds.

So it's good that I can get an approximately $500/month policy for only $41, after the subsidies.

However, I would still prefer a "Medicare for All," single payer system as opposed to the bloodsucking parasitic for-profit Insurance Beasts being involved in primary and preventive care, for up to 20% profit skimmed off of the top of my premiums and the Govt. Subsidies.

The ACA is a start, but it needs a lot of work, IMO...





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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:23 AM

17. Hooray for Obamacare

those of us who had pre-existing anything are super grateful indeed!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:56 PM

18. Good for you!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 01:27 PM

19. Wonderful to hear

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 02:16 PM

20. K & R

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 02:34 PM

21. Very Happy For You!

I am glad many can get insurance for the first time in many years. However, I am not one of them.

I am unemployed and have been trying to get a job for three years now, less than $1000 annual income (can barely stay fed), over the "magic" 40 years old number, ineligible for subsidies for Obamacare, not eligible for state health care/assistance. I keep going on, because there has to be something better. What that is, I do not know...

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Response to NoLongerCare (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 02:43 PM

22. Sorry to hear your situation. What resources have you looked at? You ought to be eligible for many.

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Response to pinto (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 12:27 PM

30. Still not eligible...

Was on the phone many times, and hours NOT on hold, with healthcare.gov and was informed I am not eligible. They keep saying try again later and to try state assistance. I keep trying again later. Also have gone in person to state (PA) assistance and applied, and was denied and told to keep trying.

I will not give up, but can understand why many are PO'd at ObamaCare and the gov't in general. I keep trying and pray things will get better.

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Response to NoLongerCare (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:10 PM

24. Welcome to DU... Are you saying you make less than $1K/year?

There are quite a few options available to you, depending upon the state you live in.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 12:14 PM

29. yes, less than $1k annually

Live in Pennsylvania, applied for public assistance (food stamps, welfare, job search, medical) Have been denied food stamps, welfare and medical. Am still looking for a job, local office has been unable to place myself and a number of others, unofficially I am too old and over qualified for jobs I am eligible for and have been told with training, I will most likely still not be eligible for most jobs. Due to my unemployment, my credit rating has plummeted from over 800 to below 550 and my bank account is near drained. I have been "labeled" as one of the few who, even when trying, cannot get help. My local state representative is helping and becoming very frustrated at the entire situation. He is a family friend and can only say "sorry" with a tear in his eye.

I know I am not alone and pray everyday for help. I am not sitting on my butt doing nothing, I clear brush, cut firewood, mow grass, repair tools... all for food and lodging, with what money I can get.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:08 PM

23. It must be a good feeling

and an immense relief. Good for you.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 09:15 PM

25. Fantastic!

I enrolled with Kaiser in December and everything went very smoothly. I even received a written confirmation from Kaiser within two weeks. Since then I get regular billings.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 09:17 PM

26. Me too!!!! Wooo hhooooo!!!

 

Just got my card today. I've been day dreaming about all of the diseases I can get now!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 09:40 PM

27. That is fantastic!

Best wishes to you!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 02:51 AM

28. Congratulations DrewFlorida! Obama cares!

I just got health insurance through the federal exchange today as well. It will be in effect May 1, 2014. I've not had health insurance since May 2009.

I am so very happy for you and the millions of our fellow citizens who now have health insurance.

Let us all now push to expand Medicaid in the red states which have rejected expansion so that millions more of our fellow citizens can get the health insurance and health care that they need and deserve.

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