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Check New Version of the ACA Site and Beware of False Horror Stories December 4, 2013

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I visited the new version of the ACA website or www.healthcare.gov today. It’s an entirely new experience; I could easily navigate the site plus read general information on the legislation. If someone around your Thanksgiving dinner table told you a horror story like this one below, please check it out.

Yesterday, a “helpful relative” sent me a an email that contained the following “story”. Or rumor. Or misinformation.

“A recent example is that of a young engineer who has type 1 diabetes and makes between $45,000 and $55,000 per year.  He signed up for a “Silver Plan” and found out that he would pay $597 monthly and have a $13,988 deductible.”

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My guess is that “stories” such as this one are flowing around certain email networks. Here are some problems with this scenario:  (more…)

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