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Georgia_WebMD_Staff posted:
Are you thinking about buying health insurance this year through the Exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act? WebMD is seeking people to share their health insurance stories on the website. Send your name, state where you live and some details about why you are looking for insurance to . You must be willing to have your name and a photograph used on the site along with your story. Please know that while we will try to respond to as many people as possible we may not able to respond personally to your email. Thank you.
TJrPuffinstuff responded:
I am on SSDI, covered by Medicare / BlueCross Blue Shield Blue Medicare PPO. However, my wife is currently not covered. The policy she had kept from a former employer became to high to pay. What do we need to do for her, is there help for her to pay for insurance? We cannot afford any more payments. Please help me know which way to go and what deadlines are out there.

ctbeth replied to TJrPuffinstuff's response:
Hello TJrPuffinstuf,

There are specific dates- and they are upcoming- whereby persons with Medicare insurance can make changes to enrollment..

You will be able to add your wife, but you will have to pay for her coverage. Of course, their rate is lower than any private insurer.

The website should provide the information that you're seeking.
annette030 replied to ctbeth's response:

Check on the Medicare/Social Security site, there may be age restrictions. I don't know just how it works.

Take care, Annette
ctbeth replied to annette030's response:
The site is:

I think it got lost in a sentence, LOL.
blessedladyptl replied to ctbeth's response:
This is the link to the Social Security Administration website, Medicare is at the top of the page


ctbeth replied to blessedladyptl's response:
I don't understand this.

I posted the site TWICE before:

It is no longer necessary or customarily done to have to put, "http://www"
before the site that you wish to open.

The first site that you posted:

lead me to "Health Insurance Marketplace Is Coming Soon".

The second site that you posted:

lead me to the site for only Medicare, which is one piece of the Social Security Administration.

There are also retirement and disability to consider.

The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration Website remains:

The Health Insurance Marketplace

annette030 replied to ctbeth's response:
You are correct as usual, it is in your post.

Thanks for reposting it.

Take care, Annette

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