AP writers who cover the new U.S. health care law are inviting you to submit questions about how the law affects your care, insurance and pocketbook, whether you’re covered at work, diving into the new insurance exchanges or still without a plan. They plan to answer some of the questions gathered here and elsewhere in upcoming stories, and may reach out to you to discuss your experiences. Feel free to post your questions in the comments below.
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- what about the birth control issue. I had a provide that it was free and now we changed insurance companies and it costs $40 a month. I need it for medical reasons and it keeps me out of the hospital but the new insurance company says its a tier 3 drug and therefore not covered. I thought all that stuff was supposed to be covered.Mar 21, 2014
- The question I have is very simple: If one spouse is covered by employer sponsored health cover his/hers premium is tax exempt. However if the spouse yearly premium is less than 7.5% of gross then the tax exemption is not available. Why ?
You can not join HSA, since the spouse is no earning, Thus he/she can get some tax saving. If you are in better situation and can join HSA plan then for almost similar coverage the insurance company charges you more than the std nos HSA plan. Was the HSA plan developed so the insurance company can charge higher rate or this is a government program so the family can save money for the future sickness.
Can any one explain?Mar 21, 2014
- So my income states that myself and 3 year old son qualify for medicaid HOWEVER; when I applied I personally got denied but approved for my son. I then went to get a plan for myself and was denied cause I had a low income and it advised me I qualify for medicaid. ...yet again I am denied....PLEASE ADVISE HOW TO PROCEED as this is very unfair and do not deserve to be penalized when I have tried! Thank you very concernedMar 22, 2014
- My husband is eligible for insurance coverage through his employer but its such horrible insurance that it's cheaper to not have any and pay out of pocket. The premiums are $250 per month just for insurance for himself and the maximum total payout per year is only $500 after the high deductible is paid. Because he is eligible for insurance and the cost is just a tiny smidge less than 9.5 % of his gross pay we have been told we cannot get a subsidy unless we can prove that the coverage does not meet federal guidelines. We have been told that a letter from my husband's employer is needed stating that their coverage is not within the federal guidelines. His employer is refusing to give us the letter.
We simply cannot afford to pay full price for a policy in the Marketplace which is nearly $600 a month. Do we have any other options toward getting a subsidy?Mar 23, 2014
- I would like to know how many people have signed up and paid
How many are renewing Medicaid
How many will be paying and how many won't pay anythingMar 24, 2014
- If someone inadvertantly overestimates their 2014 gross income, what are the consequences? For example, say an individual estimates $18,000 and enrolls in a subsidized private health plan, but their actual income turns out to be $15,000, which would have required them to enroll in a State run Medicaid plan?Mar 24, 2014