I got health insurance from my employer, and it was fine. But now they’re not offering it anymore due to the Affordable Care Act. So I tried going to healthcare.gov, which sent me to nystateofhealth.ny.gov, which had me fill out a lengthy, confusing application, only to tell me that it can’t tell me what I’m eligible for due to technical difficulties. Tried again the next day; same result. Now I’m on the phone, where I’ve been on hold for a very long time and may have to give up soon because I’m at work and have things to do.
I don’t even know yet what I’m eligible to sign up for, or whether or not I’m eligible for any discounts or subsidies or whatever. I don’t know how the price will compare to what I had deducted from my paycheck for my work plan, so it’s possible that I’ll be paying more.
If this doesn’t get resolved in a month, I won’t have health insurance. And I’ll have to pay a fine for not having health insurance.
I hate this and I wish things had stayed the same.