Today the Obamacare insurance exchanges go live. Everyone without health insurance must buy some, under penalty of law, from a list of approved companies. Here is the website where the uninsured must sign up: Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act | HealthCare.gov.
I thought that we could all look up what we would have to pay, but, as I should have known, it’s more complicated than that. It looks like you have to start an account and enter all kinds of information before you can even see the different plans and how much they cost.
Some of you, though, have to go through this. I’d very much like to hear from any of you who are uninsured. Can you afford these premiums? Do you find this a helpful program, or do you resent the federal government forcing you to buy a product at the cost of a big chunk of your monthly budget? Or both?
My thoughts after the jump. [Read more…]