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Old 02-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #3841
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Tempting thought Addie, but after reading the entire letter through a couple times I'll need a U-haul to drag in all the documents they want. And they want them mailed or faxed, not dropped off in person. Seriously? Then again, the people in the Worcester office seem to be completely clueless on how to do their jobs and if in-person delivery were acceptable we'd have to go into Boston. No thank you.

They want Proof of Residency: a copy of our town real estate tax bill paid just Monday has my name on it. Yay!

I have to check off the box that states I am not nor have I bee incarcerated. Well, not yet...

I need to send proof of citizenship. I have my birth certificate...with my last name spelled wrong. I also have a legal document showing that it has been corrected. AND a social security card.

I'm also including a copy of our church marriage certificate. You know, just in case they wonder why my last name now is different from what shows up on the birth certificate.

I thought we were told shopping for health insurance would be easy? Easy would be dealing directly with the insurance provider. If the government hadn't gotten into the act I would have been insured for over a month now.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:15 PM   #3842
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Tempting thought Addie, but after reading the entire letter through a couple times I'll need a U-haul to drag in all the documents they want. And they want them mailed or faxed, not dropped off in person. Seriously? Then again, the people in the Worcester office seem to be completely clueless on how to do their jobs and if in-person delivery were acceptable we'd have to go into Boston. No thank you.

They want Proof of Residency: a copy of our town real estate tax bill paid just Monday has my name on it. Yay!

I have to check off the box that states I am not nor have I bee incarcerated. Well, not yet...

I need to send proof of citizenship. I have my birth certificate...with my last name spelled wrong. I also have a legal document showing that it has been corrected. AND a social security card.

I'm also including a copy of our church marriage certificate. You know, just in case they wonder why my last name now is different from what shows up on the birth certificate.

I thought we were told shopping for health insurance would be easy? Easy would be dealing directly with the insurance provider. If the government hadn't gotten into the act I would have been insured for over a month now.
It might be easier if you just pack up and move to New York!

I'm amazed at the amount of effort you have had to put into this. The insurance exchange in New York just cross matched the data I provided at the website application with the state and federal income tax data bases and approved my application.

Keep fighting the good fight!
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CG, I just realized that you wrote, "I have to check off the box that states I am not nor have I bee incarcerated." Does that mean that people who have been incarcerated can't get medical insurance?
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:55 PM   #3844
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CG, I just realized that you wrote, "I have to check off the box that states I am not nor have I bee incarcerated." Does that mean that people who have been incarcerated can't get medical insurance?
I have insurance through DH's job, so I haven't had to apply, but I'm positive there would have been a huge uproar if that was the case. I don't know why they ask, though.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #3845
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Do you have a scanner? Most modern photocopiers have hard disks. If you don't want your personal info, that you are copying, to possibly get into the wrong hands, scan it at home or at a friend's place.
Already planned on doing that taxy, but now there might be another issue!!!

Got yet another letter from Health Disconnector. It is an insurance quote indicating the policy I selected and a bill for my March premium. From the looks of it they seem to be processing three separate applications for me! *shakingmyhead* When I went into the offices just before Christmas the girl who purported to take my application gave me an ID number to write on my check. You might remember they cashed that check in spite of not being able to connect it to any plan I might have selected. I guess they're still working on my refund. Last week, after talking to someone else in the main Boston office, the girl I talked to told me I could finish my application on-line...which gave me a second, different ID number (now called "member number") and account number...and allowed me to set up Electronic Transfer Funds for payment. Today's mail brought a new letter...with the quote and bill. Guess what? My Subscriber ID and Billing Account numbers are different than any previous numbers I have. OyYoyYoy! Tomorrow I call and (try to) clear this up. With my luck I'll have insurance and still get hit with a penalty charge because my two other IDs didn't get health care.
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You all do realize that if an author wrote a book with this exact plot no one would buy it because it's just too unbelievable?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:45 PM   #3846
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It might be easier if you just pack up and move to New York!...Keep fighting the good fight!
I am, I am! I know of people back home in OH that haven't had the same kind of issues I have had. I'm guessing when MA had to make adjustments to their in-place online program that had been around for years to conform to the new ACA, the system just threw up its hands and quit.
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CG, I just realized that you wrote, "I have to check off the box that states I am not nor have I bee incarcerated." Does that mean that people who have been incarcerated can't get medical insurance?
Haven't a clue. Besides, all those politicians seem to have health care and some of them have been in jail...or should be!
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I have insurance through DH's job, so I haven't had to apply, but I'm positive there would have been a huge uproar if that was the case. I don't know why they ask, though.
Because they can. "We're from the government and we're here to help."

The joke in our house has been that I'll get a job that provides health insurance before I can make it through this "connector" system. The sad fact is that I haven't applied for a job anywhere at all.
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Already planned on doing that taxy, but now there might be another issue!!!

Got yet another letter from Health Disconnector. It is an insurance quote indicating the policy I selected and a bill for my March premium. From the looks of it they seem to be processing three separate applications for me! *shakingmyhead* When I went into the offices just before Christmas the girl who purported to take my application gave me an ID number to write on my check. You might remember they cashed that check in spite of not being able to connect it to any plan I might have selected. I guess they're still working on my refund. Last week, after talking to someone else in the main Boston office, the girl I talked to told me I could finish my application on-line...which gave me a second, different ID number (now called "member number") and account number...and allowed me to set up Electronic Transfer Funds for payment. Today's mail brought a new letter...with the quote and bill. Guess what? My Subscriber ID and Billing Account numbers are different than any previous numbers I have. OyYoyYoy! Tomorrow I call and (try to) clear this up. With my luck I'll have insurance and still get hit with a penalty charge because my two other IDs didn't get health care.
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You all do realize that if an author wrote a book with this exact plot no one would buy it because it's just too unbelievable?
You know...it's a good thing you have this hoorah well documented here on DC.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:17 AM   #3848
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True PF, but I have reams of paper and notes as well. What I'm really grateful for is all of you who listen to my rants, pat me on the back, and offer "there there, it will get better...just give them 'ell" posts. The more I type and the more I explain the more totally ludicrous and inept this process looks. Again I say, if only Amazon had been allowed to sell health insurance on its website I would have been golden! Ooo, and do you think they could deliver my insurance card via drone?
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True PF, but I have reams of paper and notes as well. What I'm really grateful for is all of you who listen to my rants, pat me on the back, and offer "there there, it will get better...just give them 'ell" posts. The more I type and the more I explain the more totally ludicrous and inept this process looks. Again I say, if only Amazon had been allowed to sell health insurance on its website I would have been golden! Ooo, and do you think they could deliver my insurance card via drone?
Just don't start having two bottle nights. I wish I was having some problem with mine so you wouldn't feel so alone in the fight. What a monumental fuzz up...I do have a few choice words you can borrow...
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True PF, but I have reams of paper and notes as well. What I'm really grateful for is all of you who listen to my rants, pat me on the back, and offer "there there, it will get better...just give them 'ell" posts. The more I type and the more I explain the more totally ludicrous and inept this process looks. Again I say, if only Amazon had been allowed to sell health insurance on its website I would have been golden! Ooo, and do you think they could deliver my insurance card via drone?
In a few years, this could make a really funny story. "CG, tell the one about the time you signed up for health insurance."
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Just don't start having two bottle nights. I wish I was having some problem with mine so you wouldn't feel so alone in the fight. What a monumental fuzz up...I do have a few choice words you can borrow...
"fuzz up" I'll have to remember that one.
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