Showing posts from November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

One Person's Experience with ACA

My friend Felice shared her experience with the California health insurance exchange on her Facebook page. She permitted me to post it here because I thought this wonderful experience needed a bigger audience.  Thank you, Felice! Here ya go:  So here is my experience with the ACA: I went to the website to sign up for health insurance coverage. I filled out the info and was directed to the California site for the ACA, called Covered California. That site informed me that since the ACA came into effect, California expanded Medicaid coverage and I was eligible.  I signed up for MediCal (online) a week ago. On Monday I was mailed an appointment at the DPSS about 2 miles from my home. I went there today.  My appointment was at 11am and I was seen within 10 minutes. A nice lady took down my information, entered it into the ACA site, which took about 20 minutes. At that point she told me I now had MediCal coverage starting January 1, 2014. However, Los Angeles County had coverage for

Listen Up You Old Bitter White Men!

My liberal husband is always arguing with some of his old conservative frat brothers on Facebook.  I know this may be difficult to believe, but I never join in the debates.  But today I just couldn't stay quiet any longer.  My reply follows: Okay now listen up. 1.       ACA is based on similar proposal from the Heritage Foundation. 2.       The GOP has been sabotaging their own plan from the day Pres. Obama presented it. 3.       House refused to fund the website as it should’ve been & continued to do so even when bipartisan members of health care reform committee requested more money.   Here is one of many differences between Dems and GOP~ Although Dems opposed Medicare Part D because it was a big Pharma giveaway, they pitched in to help the dumbass republicans who fucked up the roll out.   And before you claim ACA is bad, remember that GOP said same thing about Social Security & Medicare. 4.       You act as if insurance companies never cancelled policies