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(Daily Mail)   You think the Affordable Care Act is hard to enroll in? Just try un-enrolling from it   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 81
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2014-01-21 06:30:12 PM  
Don't pay your premium. Voila!
 
2014-01-21 06:31:21 PM  

skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!


The insurance company will just have the Feds pay the bill.
 
2014-01-21 06:39:07 PM  

dj_bigbird: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

The insurance company will just have the Feds pay the bill.


OK
 
2014-01-21 06:55:53 PM  
How does one enroll in the Affordable Care Act?

I thought you enrolled with an insurance company, and if you don't pay, they drop you, then you pay the tax penalty; unless you're really poor, then you're exempt from having to purchase it but probably qualify for Medicare anyways.
 
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2014-01-21 06:57:16 PM  
Don't pay your premium. Voila!

The plan I have now will temporarily suspend coverage for nonpayment but still bill you. Once you pay they reinstate coverage retroactively. They do have an excuse for billing you forever. You are fined taxed for periods when you aren't covered. Paying for a past month when you know you have no claims could end up cutting your taxes.

I don't know what happens if I just blow them off and don't pay for a year or two. Do they keep billing me, sue to collect, and trash my credit? Do they give up after a few months and retroactively cancel? The subject of this story probably doesn't know either.
 
2014-01-21 07:03:46 PM  

skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!


If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.
 
2014-01-21 07:15:31 PM  
For any given Daily Mail article the burden of proof is on the author to demonstrate

1) that he or she isn't lying out of his ass
2) that he or she should not be hunted for sport from helicopters.
 
2014-01-21 07:47:34 PM  
If this is true, I can see many people having a legitimate complaint with this.  My current plan was cancelled because per my insurance company it was non-compliant. OK fine, I had to find new coverage, I put off doing anything about because I was busy, well low and behold in late December I received a heck of a deal in the mail from an old insurer, I had shopped through the marketplace and not found any deal this good.  Had I signed up I would have had to cancel to take this offer, if it took more than one or 2 phone calls to cancel I would have been pissed.
 
2014-01-21 07:50:23 PM  
Thanks, Obama
 
2014-01-21 07:50:26 PM  
This is the final piece of the puzzle.  Soon, Obamacare will crumble.  We've got you now, Obama.  Checkmate, Obama.  Yahtzee.  We sunk your Battleship.
 
2014-01-21 07:51:55 PM  
Daily Mail.
dosedosedose.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-21 07:52:41 PM  
Quick! Everyone come armed!
This time.
 
2014-01-21 07:53:26 PM  
It's funny when The Daily Mail comments are flooded with US Free Republic fruitcakes, and suddenly the regular UK derp-a-herps there find themselves the sensible logical side of the argument, red arrowing the Americans.
 
2014-01-21 07:53:33 PM  

meat0918: How does one enroll in the Affordable Care Act?

I thought you enrolled with an insurance company, and if you don't pay, they drop you, then you pay the tax penalty; unless you're really poor, then you're exempt from having to purchase it but probably qualify for Medicare anyways.


Isn't it ironic that they're trying to paint ACA as single payer and go ZOMG COMMUNIZMZ...when single-payer would probably be preferred?
 
2014-01-21 07:53:47 PM  
One more LIE about the system, this woman is a shill, actually a man and all the info she/he gave was fictitious.
 
2014-01-21 07:54:41 PM  
What a tough act might look like.

www.jeffreysomers.com
 
2014-01-21 07:56:42 PM  

skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!


I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE". Since this has all the hallmarks of a classic FAKE thread from the Daily Fail.
 
2014-01-21 08:00:30 PM  

Voiceofreason01: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE". Since this has all the hallmarks of a classic FAKE thread from the Daily Fail.


Since all it takes to have all the needed Daily Fail hallmarks for fake is to actually be on the Daily Fail, writing "FAKE" isn't all that needed.
 
2014-01-21 08:03:42 PM  
Lady looks like a GOP confederate.
 
2014-01-21 08:10:02 PM  
Finally, Ms Hill drove to her insurance company's head quarter in Kansas City, 100 miles from her home, and they were able to help her cancel her 'Obamacare' plan.

So basically the phone operators at her insurance company didn't know squat and kept passing her back and forth.
 
2014-01-21 08:10:59 PM  
As a disabled veteran I'm exempt from the ACA, I get free health care for life, and all I had to do was be crippled while in service to the United States.

/Thanks taxpayers!
//And you're welcome
 
2014-01-21 08:15:39 PM  

Bungles: It's funny when The Daily Mail comments are flooded with US Free Republic fruitcakes, and suddenly the regular UK derp-a-herps there find themselves the sensible logical side of the argument, red arrowing the Americans.


Heh, clicked on the article after you mentioned that.  Kinda sad, actually.  And funny.

silverjets: Finally, Ms Hill drove to her insurance company's head quarter in Kansas City, 100 miles from her home, and they were able to help her cancel her 'Obamacare' plan.

So basically the phone operators at her insurance company didn't know squat and kept passing her back and forth.


That, or it could be one of the those "annoy the customer so much they give up on canceling" scam/strategies.
 
2014-01-21 08:20:50 PM  

Voiceofreason01: I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE".


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-21 08:24:01 PM  

Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.


Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.
 
2014-01-21 08:27:05 PM  

IlGreven: meat0918: How does one enroll in the Affordable Care Act?

I thought you enrolled with an insurance company, and if you don't pay, they drop you, then you pay the tax penalty; unless you're really poor, then you're exempt from having to purchase it but probably qualify for Medicare anyways.

Isn't it ironic that they're trying to paint ACA as single payer and go ZOMG COMMUNIZMZ...when single-payer would probably be preferred?


Articles like this are an excellent endorsement for a single payer system. If people aren't bright enough to sign up for or cancel their health insurance, let's remove that obstacle.
 
2014-01-21 08:27:23 PM  
Not everyone has insurance through their work? *gasp*
 
2014-01-21 08:27:27 PM  
So you signed up for a service with a private company and you want to cancel it.  Instead of going to the private company and working it out with them, you complain about the website that just showed you what plan you could by and took your information to expedite the process? Ok...yep, totally Obama's fault.
 
2014-01-21 08:30:30 PM  

Voiceofreason01: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE". Since this has all the hallmarks of a classic FAKE thread from the Daily Fail.


That's The Sun that has the fake boobies.

/Page 3, I believe
 
2014-01-21 08:36:52 PM  

djkutch: Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.

Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.


Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?
 
2014-01-21 08:37:55 PM  

dj_bigbird: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

The insurance company will just have the Feds pay the bill.


'Free' healthcare.  What's the problem?

/Free like the NHS.
//Paid for by taxes.
 
2014-01-21 08:39:29 PM  

shanrick: Voiceofreason01: I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE".

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She looks like a realdoll, jesus
 
2014-01-21 08:40:48 PM  
6 whole weeks, what a nightmare for you.
/Condescending-Wonka.jpg

//Try dealing with regular insurance and let us know how successful you are.
 
2014-01-21 08:43:26 PM  

Terlis: So you signed up for a service with a private company and you want to cancel it.  Instead of going to the private company and working it out with them, you complain about the website that just showed you what plan you could by and took your information to expedite the process? Ok...yep, totally Obama's fault.


FTFA:
'I thought it would be fairly simple, I called my insurance provider and they informed me they couldn't cancel my federal exchange policy and that I would have to  do that through the exchange,'

Ms Hill was told by an ObamaCare operator that she needed to call her insurance company, who passed her back to the Federal Exchange.

Ms Hill claims the terminate button on Obamacare's website did not work, and that she spent 'several hours a day' on hold with the Health Insurance Marketplace.


It's Obama's law, he fought for it, got it, signed it, and has touted it ever since. You can try to blame-shift and deny the obvious, but nobody's buying it.
 
2014-01-21 08:44:14 PM  

jjorsett: Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?


I know!  It's absolutely crazy. I remember when health insurance companies were one of the three most respected businesses in the United States, with approval ratings a high, or higher than, used car salesmen and divorce lawyers.

But now Obama ruined everything forever.  Thanks Obama :(
 
2014-01-21 08:45:19 PM  

jjorsett: It's Obama's law, he fought for it, got it, signed it, and has touted it ever since. You can try to blame-shift and deny the obvious, but nobody's buying it.


Why won't Obama answer the phone when she calls?   Why, Obama, why?
 
2014-01-21 08:50:00 PM  

Begoggle: 6 whole weeks, what a nightmare for you.
/Condescending-Wonka.jpg

//Try dealing with regular insurance and let us know how successful you are.


Require voters to go get a photo ID, that's the equivalent of the Bataan Death March. Make it a six-week ordeal culminating in a 100-mile drive to cancel a simple insurance policy, and no biggie. The left really defines situational ethics.
 
2014-01-21 08:50:47 PM  

shanrick: Voiceofreason01: I'm disappointed that the Boobies wasn't "FAKE".

[i.imgur.com image 552x829]


Ah, good direction.
ladygeekgirl.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-21 08:50:57 PM  

jjorsett: djkutch: Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.

Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.

Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?


I could be wrong, but I think the delay with dropping coverage is a result of regulation to prevent insurance companies from screwing people who make a late payment.
 
2014-01-21 08:52:00 PM  

stuhayes2010: Lady looks like a GOP confederate.

0/10. Get some new material numbnuts .
 
2014-01-21 08:54:10 PM  
You know I don't see any outrage from Fox (The Mail is owned by Fox and they had this same story running on FoxNews earlier) that with an employer plan they generally won't let you make changes (e.g. drop your coverage) unless there's a "qualifying event". So if I decide I don't want to pay the premium for my family anymore I have to wait until "open enrollment" until I can.

/of course fake story is fake anyway.
 
2014-01-21 08:58:25 PM  
This just in: it's hard to cancel a subscription for something that you sign up for on the Internet.
 
2014-01-21 08:59:35 PM  

cfreak: You know I don't see any outrage from Fox (The Mail is owned by Fox and they had this same story running on FoxNews earlier) that with an employer plan they generally won't let you make changes (e.g. drop your coverage) unless there's a "qualifying event". So if I decide I don't want to pay the premium for my family anymore I have to wait until "open enrollment" until I can.


Yes, but that's totally different because free enterprise, and capitalism, and reasons.

The affordable care act is the worse thing ever, with the exception of the IRS scandal, which is worse, and Benghazi, which is much worse.

And also possibly that one thing that Hillary Clinton did that one time with some folders or Vince Foster, which might be even worse depending on the polls in two years and six months.
 
2014-01-21 09:04:07 PM  

The Larch: cfreak: You know I don't see any outrage from Fox (The Mail is owned by Fox and they had this same story running on FoxNews earlier) that with an employer plan they generally won't let you make changes (e.g. drop your coverage) unless there's a "qualifying event". So if I decide I don't want to pay the premium for my family anymore I have to wait until "open enrollment" until I can.

Yes, but that's totally different because free enterprise, and capitalism, and reasons.

The affordable care act is the worse thing ever, with the exception of the IRS scandal, which is worse, and Benghazi, which is much worse.

And also possibly that one thing that Hillary Clinton did that one time with some folders or Vince Foster, which might be even worse depending on the polls in two years and six months.


So true. The ACA is a conservative / corporate wet dream but a damn democrat got it passed and they can't stand it.
 
2014-01-21 09:08:21 PM  
Surely contacting the private company that sold you the insurance is out of the question.

Probably never happened anyway. Just more tabloid garbage for blogs and chain emails to keep the racist hate flowing.
 
2014-01-21 09:12:46 PM  

Lsherm: jjorsett: djkutch: Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.

Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.

Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?

I could be wrong, but I think the delay with dropping coverage is a result of regulation to prevent insurance companies from screwing people who make a late payment.


And, your problem is?
 
2014-01-21 09:20:33 PM  
Obama's America On-Line.

/Had some good times on AOL back in the day.
 
2014-01-21 09:29:40 PM  

Lsherm: jjorsett: djkutch: Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.

Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.

Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?

I could be wrong, but I think the delay with dropping coverage is a result of regulation to prevent insurance companies from screwing people who make a late payment.


That may be true, but that doesn't mean you can't enroll in another plan. This kind of thing happens ALL THE TIME. People get laid off, go on COBRA under their old employer plan and pay premiums directly. They get a new job and sign up for benefits with the new company. No problem. If the subscriber *does* happen to get some sort of service with their old insurance card after they've begun coverage under the new plan (but before the old plan officially cancelled them due to non-payment), guess what happens? The old company goes after the individual to be reimbursed and the individual can submit a claim against their new insurance. Is it a hassle? Perhaps, but as the individual making the decision about when you begin a new plan, you should know which insurance to tell your healthcare provider to bill.
 
2014-01-21 09:35:39 PM  

djkutch: Lsherm: jjorsett: djkutch: Lsherm: skinnycatullus: Don't pay your premium. Voila!

If you don't officially cancel the old coverage you can't sign up for another plan.  It can take months before an insurance company drops you for non-payment.

Well, that doesn't sound like the efficiency I'm promised by capitalism.

Funny how when capitalists team up with government to force people to buy their products, everything goes to shiat, huh?

I could be wrong, but I think the delay with dropping coverage is a result of regulation to prevent insurance companies from screwing people who make a late payment.

And, your problem is?


I don't have a problem with it, I was just pointing out it wasn't unfettered capitalism that was behind the problem.
 
2014-01-21 09:38:23 PM  

jjorsett: Terlis: So you signed up for a service with a private company and you want to cancel it.  Instead of going to the private company and working it out with them, you complain about the website that just showed you what plan you could by and took your information to expedite the process? Ok...yep, totally Obama's fault.

FTFA:
'I thought it would be fairly simple, I called my insurance provider and they informed me they couldn't cancel my federal exchange policy and that I would have to  do that through the exchange,'

Ms Hill was told by an ObamaCare operator that she needed to call her insurance company, who passed her back to the Federal Exchange.

Ms Hill claims the terminate button on Obamacare's website did not work, and that she spent 'several hours a day' on hold with the Health Insurance Marketplace.

It's Obama's law, he fought for it, got it, signed it, and has touted it ever since. You can try to blame-shift and deny the obvious, but nobody's buying it.


If she drove 100 miles to the INSURANCE PROVIDER and was able to get it cancelled, the problem was with the farking people working at the insurance provider who talked to her on the phone. If the provider could not cancel the plan, it wouldn't matter where she was. This story is farking bullshiat.
 
2014-01-21 09:38:32 PM  
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