Now that the website has died down I am currently investigating how this Obamacare business really works.
I am self-employed and pay about $400/month for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. I am going to see if I can get a better rate via the Affordable Health Care act.
I know this isn’t beauty related – but health has a huge impact on your life and wellbeing AND your wallet.
So far all I have done is submitted my information to Healthcare.gov for my application. Your income can alter how much you have to pay for insurance if you are self-employed or if your place of work doesn’t cover you.
Here is the generic breakdown of who gets a discount based on income. I took this graphic from the website itself.
At any rate, I have no complaints about the site as of right now- aside from a couple pages that took a bit longer to load, but it wasn’t annoying to me. It was easy to use and has a very intuitive interface. I will let you know if I end up saving a bunch of money – because that is kind of what I care about but also getting the same health care coverage I have now.
- Obamacare Website Woes Push Some To Flee Federal Exchange (huffingtonpost.com)
- ‘ObamaCare Girl’ Vanishes from Healthcare.gov Website (newsy.com)
- AFFORDABLE CARE: 14m To Lose Current Coverage (whotv.com)