Morning Reads for November 1, 2019

Happy Friday! I’m filling in for the irreplaceable Ginny Ray on this very cold first day of November.

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NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Health Insurance buyer beware. Buying through a broker as opposed to the .gov exchange may not give you access to the same doctors. Even if you are not getting a subsidy. Verify with your doctors first if they are in network and if there are restrictions on the method to sign up. I know people that got screwed when they used a broker because they could not get through the dysfunctional healthcare.gov site. Their doctor would not accept the same plan because they signed up through a broker, not the exchange.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Yet another example of the private sector doing it better?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Obviously not. I am pointing to the details that are important in the all-too-short-sign-up-period forced on us when people concentrating on getting thru the holidays. Providers, brokers and healthcare.gov don’t warn people about these problems until it is too late. Often not discovered until your worthless insurance kicks in next year and your doctor suddenly tells you no dice, “I’m only in the network if you sign up via the exchange” for the exact same plan. The system continues screwing the consumer.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I think Olsen, the ex-DeKalb Officer convicted of homicide, 20 year sentence with 12 to serve was too much by ~50%.