ACA SUCCESS: Coverage A ‘Pleasant Surprise’

After weeks of reports of complaints and inquiries into the Affordable Care website, some Iowans are finding success.

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.

11 comments

  • Mike

    The article does not say how much his insurance will cost or what sort of coverage he will get. It only says he is eligible for $530 per month in subsidies. ????

  • Alex

    Obamacare is just one more disaster in a long line of disasters forced upon this country since FDR forced social security on us. It’s time to get rid of Democrats and have a free and open society.

  • #DontFundIt (@dontfundit)

    From other poor suckers. I’m laughing over his not having purchased a plan yet, they’re ridiculously expensive averaging around a thousand or more a month with a $12,000.00 or higher deductables and huge out of pocket costs for far less healthcare than you got before. Plus all your personal information is at risk through the third world scamsters who have access to the system.

  • Mark

    I’d really be proud to reveal I was getting the subsidy…where does he think that money comes from?? Wonder how he would feel if he wasn’t getting a subsidy but was paying for somebody elses

  • Jalan

    Yes, those wonderful, free government subsidies that fall from the sky. I hope he walks around and thanks his neighbors, some of whom just paid him that subsidy. The amount of the subsidy without knowing the amount of the insurance premium is quite meaningless. Not a well written story.

  • jrdontwork@yahoo.com

    A normal spin on the same story not much info and yes subsidies is equal to welfare. Wake up people

  • Scott

    Yeah, right. Going to have to call BS on this one as my wife’s grandmother has had her former insurance plan cancelled and hasn’t been able to get new coverage yet. Thank God for their pharmacist being a reasonable and caring person or she’d be dead by now. Anyone else want to remind our government that diabetes isn’t something you screw around with?

  • Rusty

    When “Success” with regard to the ACA is defined as “I got a giant subsidy” I get sick to my stomach. Guess who gets to pay for all the subsidies? Healthy working people who get both their taxes AND their healthcare premiums jacked up! This is a trainwreck and it hasn’t even left the station yet. The only succesful stories you are going to hear about are for the people who are going to suck the system dry.

    The rest of us are royally screwed. “If you like your health insurance you can keep it” LIE. Premiums will go down by $2500 per year. LIE

  • Jalan

    Other people’s money is great isn’t it? There are now more people receiving some sort of government subsidy than full time workers. THAT is the only class warfare going on in this Country.

  • Brian

    “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.”

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    First off, the way this thing is laid out is misleading. He is talking about the Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage being excellent, not his Obamacare coverage. How do I know? Because the silver plan is horrible and that is what this guy says he wants to upgrade to. It’s almost like having no coverage at all and it is expensive… but hey if someone is paying for it all for you… then why not?

    Right comrade?

    “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.”

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    I wonder why he didn’t purchase anything? Maybe because it doesn’t add up to real coverage in the first place, and he would have been be better off with the cancelled policy he had before Obamacare? Or maybe just because the site doesn’t actually let you buy a policy yet?

    This articles is so full of holes, it’s silly.

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