Tag Archives: Obamacare

Washington Post features Americans opting out of Obamacare

Nearly two and a half months ago, I posted here that a reporter had contacted me and was looking for people to interview who had chosen to opt out of Obamacare. Several dozen of you responded, and I was able … Continue reading

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Health insurance market closed to most, now what?

As a general rule I try not to discuss Obamacare (officially the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) here on The Self-Pay Patient blog. I have plenty of other outlets to share my views on that law, and … Continue reading

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Parachute Health offers alternative to Obamacare coverage

I’ve noted in the past that there are a number of companies out there that are starting to directly market themselves and the products and services they offer as an option for people who can’t afford or don’t want to … Continue reading

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Advice on choosing an Obamacare plan

Tens of millions of Americans are now pondering whether to purchase conventional health insurance through their employer or the Obamacare exchanges, or go without and find an alternative type of coverage (or, unwisely for most people in my opinion, go … Continue reading

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Dealing with Obamacare’s gaps

Stories are starting to accumulate about people who have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges (or at least thought they did) but do not actually have coverage at the moment, or at least lack an insurance card … Continue reading

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Has a new Obamacare ‘loophole’ been found? No.

Yesterday while I was traveling someone forwarded me a link to a web site claiming that there was a section of Obamacare (officially the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act) that provided a complete exemption for people who don’t want … Continue reading

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Obamacare delivers some good news for self-pay patients

It’s been hard to find good news about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare) of late. But there is one thing that not a lot of people are familiar with that has the potential … Continue reading

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Options to bridge gap caused by Obamacare cancellation of health insurance policies

There’s been some news coverage of late over millions of Americans who are receiving letters from their health insurance companies explaining that their current policies are being cancelled effective December 31, primarily as a result of Obamacare’s minimum standards for health insurance. … Continue reading

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Short-term health insurance, a low-cost alternative to Obamacare

Two weeks into the opening of the Obamacare exchanges, some prospective customers are finding that the premiums they are being asked to pay are more than they’d anticipated or hoped for. A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News titled ‘Obamacare’s … Continue reading

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