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I need some good advice about obamacare asap...PLEASE

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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 So, long story short, I went to the ER the other night for severe lower back pain and I was told I need an MRI, among other things...and to see a specialist ASAP well problem is that I am unemployed until next week when I start a new job, and I have no insurance, for whatever reason social services said Im not eligible for medicaid...I have not idea what to do, but Im in such horrible pain and will be starting work soon, so I need to figure out what route to take....any advice or opinions??? 

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4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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Have you gone to your state's local health exchange to apply for insurance and to see if you qualify for subsidized coverage?  This isn't going to be a quick fix because this process isn't instaneous.  

gdiamante
by Silver Member on Feb. 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Will the new employer provide insurance? If so, then I'd sit tight till you have the new job and the insurance, rather than go through the process of signing up on an exchange and then discontinuing coverage in just a few days. If there is a waiting period for the new job's insurance or if there is no insurance, then go to THIS SITE right now: http://connectforhealthco.com  That is your state's health care exchange. Everything you need to know is there.

kjms99
by New Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 4:57 PM

 Im sorry havent changed my info. on here yet but I just moved to florida 4 weeks ago...but Im sure theres a site for florida too...I got denied for medicaid so thats not an option!

Quoting gdiamante:

Will the new employer provide insurance? If so, then I'd sit tight till you have the new job and the insurance, rather than go through the process of signing up on an exchange and then discontinuing coverage in just a few days. If there is a waiting period for the new job's insurance or if there is no insurance, then go to THIS SITE right now: http://connectforhealthco.com/  That is your state's health care exchange. Everything you need to know is there.

 

gdiamante
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Then for you it's Healthcare.gov.

Quoting kjms99:

 Im sorry havent changed my info. on here yet but I just moved to florida 4 weeks ago...but Im sure theres a site for florida too...I got denied for medicaid so thats not an option!

Quoting gdiamante:

Will the new employer provide insurance? If so, then I'd sit tight till you have the new job and the insurance, rather than go through the process of signing up on an exchange and then discontinuing coverage in just a few days. If there is a waiting period for the new job's insurance or if there is no insurance, then go to THIS SITE right now: http://connectforhealthco.com/  That is your state's health care exchange. Everything you need to know is there.

 


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

 This is a perfect example of why you don't wait until something is wrong to get insurance.

You need to either purchase insurance on your own or buy through the exchange on healthcare.gov

You were deined medicaid? do you collect umemployment? it may put you over the $$

 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The discount you'll receive isn't the same as medicaid. You'll be eligible. Your premium will be as low as $50 a month. Go to the website and choose the private insurance provide that fits your needs, make the payment, and go to the doctor. Cancel it when your new insurance kicks in.

Quoting kjms99:

 Im sorry havent changed my info. on here yet but I just moved to florida 4 weeks ago...but Im sure theres a site for florida too...I got denied for medicaid so thats not an option!

Quoting gdiamante:

Will the new employer provide insurance? If so, then I'd sit tight till you have the new job and the insurance, rather than go through the process of signing up on an exchange and then discontinuing coverage in just a few days. If there is a waiting period for the new job's insurance or if there is no insurance, then go to THIS SITE right now: http://connectforhealthco.com/  That is your state's health care exchange. Everything you need to know is there.

 


kjms99
by New Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

 Thank you very much for your input, very helpful!!

Quoting UpSheRises:

The discount you'll receive isn't the same as medicaid. You'll be eligible. Your premium will be as low as $50 a month. Go to the website and choose the private insurance provide that fits your needs, make the payment, and go to the doctor. Cancel it when your new insurance kicks in.

Quoting kjms99:

 Im sorry havent changed my info. on here yet but I just moved to florida 4 weeks ago...but Im sure theres a site for florida too...I got denied for medicaid so thats not an option!

Quoting gdiamante:

Will the new employer provide insurance? If so, then I'd sit tight till you have the new job and the insurance, rather than go through the process of signing up on an exchange and then discontinuing coverage in just a few days. If there is a waiting period for the new job's insurance or if there is no insurance, then go to THIS SITE right now: http://connectforhealthco.com/  That is your state's health care exchange. Everything you need to know is there.

 

 

 

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