While everyone's been ranting and raving all week long about Obamacare (and of course the government shutdown on social media), I've been patiently trying to get into the marketplace system to see how much this shit is going to cost in 2014. For those of you who haven't been along the Deb Cb ride for long, let me give you a Cliff's notes version of where I stand on this issue (and if you don't agree, that's perfectly fine with me. Everyone deserves to have an opinion. Especially when it comes to politics, money and healthcare. I just don't want to read yours on my Facebook wall).
Anyhoo, long story short, the entire CB clan is totally uninsurable. So, essentially, I stayed in an industry I hated for years so we could have healthcare (notice, I didn't say AFFORDABLE healthcare. We've paid almost $1,000 a month for group coverage for years. And we were on COBRA last year and couldn't get anything paid. ). Finally, this year, with Obamacare looming, I decided I was done and started my own company. Now, I am happy but will have to work like a dog to afford insurance. And, we are panicked about what our coverage will actually cover. But, I must remind myself: I am HAPPY.
So, there it is in a nutshell. We've been waiting with bated breath to see what we'll pay for Obamacare. And, I was excited for October 1st to roll around so I could log-in to the system and see the damage. I had read on social media that the system was slow, so I was patient when I logged on to create an account and saw this:
Unfortunately, my optimism didn't last long as a few moments later, that screen was replaced by the dreaded crash screen.
Me? I wasn't surprised. But apparently millions of Americans (and President Obama) were. I would love a penny for every person that actually tried to get through on the 800 number that first day. Or even now.
Finally, after lots of patient waiting (okay, not really. I was working and just left the screen open). I was able to create an account. And, in a sick, sadistic way, I was looking forward to logging in to find out how much we'll be
raped screwed paying next year. So I did. And it wouldn't let me.
So, I hit “forgot password” and waited for the system to send me an email with a link to re-set. Once, I got it, I clicked the link and got this.
WTF!!! If I didn't have a profile, how could the system send me an email?? I tried three or four more times before I decided to go back and see if I could re-register. Or un-register or anything. But, of course the effing system says I'm in there.
Okay, this has gone on for days (yes, I know that's the definition of insanity). I've tried multiple log-ins. And, I've even tried to create an account with another email and it won't let me. And, I'm sure that I'm not the only one.
So guess what? I'm just calling a broker for rates. I'm not dealing with the screwed up Obamacare system. The whole thing sucks.
Anyone had any luck getting in?