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Thank heavens for health care reform in the US. [Jul. 31st, 2014|09:44 pm]
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So, my COBRA continuation coverage ran out. I had to run to the health care exchange in Washington state, and buy a plan that's about $150 cheaper a month, but with slightly different co-pay/out of pocket structure. So it may or may not be a wash, money-wise.

It's ridiculous that it's *this* much trouble. It's ridiculous that, if the ACA had been ruined, I wouldn't be able to keep working at a job I enjoy because my employer offers a horrid health care plan. But, wow, it's better than it used to be.

I suppose if I was 20, I should be horrified that, if I was in perfect health, an insurance company *might* have sold me a cheaper policy with really poor benefits. But I think about this: my blood sugar's a bit wonky, I've been tested for heart problems, I've been on antidepressants - time was, I simply could not - could not! - buy a health insurance policy. They simply wouldn't write one for me at any price.

I guess this is another tricky distraction of President Obama, like his sneaky, dirty, filthy trick of getting Congressional Republicans to talk about impeaching him. But if so, it's working, for me at least.
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