How is your ACA application going? I’m betting better than ours.
I’m still trying to get our application accepted the way I submitted it. There was a one digit error in my SS number, and in Kentucky’s website, once an application is e-signed you can’t change your SSN. Perhaps because of that error I had to prove citizenship, SSN, and income. Those have been proven, except that the state says my 2014 income estimate is $19,000 too low without showing me where it’s low, while simultaneously telling me my numbers have not changed. I’ve spent literally hours on the telephone but it’s not resolved yet. I am preparing an appeal, and it could be that we won’t have coverage until February.
And so far I cannot find any out of state health care providers in the multi-state plan offered in KY. There is a plan offered here with “Multi-state” in its name, but I can’t find anybody who is in that network out of the state.
There is a new Subsidy Calculator out there which also provides some policy information. It gave me a happier answer to what will happen later this year when I become ineligible for ACA coverage by going into the Medicare system. That answer provides an estimate of Kat’s subsidy which approximates half what we both would qualify for, which makes sense as we will that have only one insured. Here’s a link to that new calculator:
There is still far too much confusion surrounding the ACA implementation. And yet I know that the ACA is going to be a huge success and will be popular a year from now. This whole tortured system reminds me of when Quaker State’s corporate headquarters relocated from Pennsylvania to Dallas. We had the advantage of getting maybe 75% of our management and supervisory people to move there. That still meant that a quarter of management and all of the worker bees had to learn the QS way from scratch, and they had to do so all at once. We worked 70 hour weeks for about 8 months, and then, suddenly, nearly everyone understood his job, and did it. It felt so good that first Friday when I went home at 5:00 to a martini and a chunk of grilled beef. It was a regular job after that. At least until Pennzoil acquired us.
The best jobs never last long.