Jerry Harrison of Fort Dodge is one of the lucky ones. It only took the retiree a few minutes to sign up for Obamacare.
After he keyed in all of his info, he found out he is eligible for about $530 per month in subsidies.
“When I was working I was on Blue Cross Blue Shield and it was like $175 a week,” Harrison recalls. “And that was for excellent coverage. I’m thinking with the subsidy and everything it is now I’ll be able to get into either an upper silver or gold coverage.”
His advice to anyone still trying to sign up for Obamacare is stick with it and keep on trying.
“Be patient,” advices Harrison. “I think if you’re in an income level that you’re struggling to get insurance, I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.”
Harrison hasn’t yet purchased insurance through the website. He says he is waiting to see what other providers will offer before the recently extended deadline on March 31st.