In July of last year I first began planning to buy insurance for my family under the federal Affordable Care Act. Since then, I’ve reviewed my options on the Covered California website, chosen my plan, paid the insurer, received my card, and have begun accessing healthcare. The process has had some hiccups, but so far the results have been much better than what I anticipated.
Back when I began shopping, I predicted that I would end up purchasing a “silver” Blue Shield PPO product to cover my family of three in Sacramento for $997 per month. The actual prices when they came out were much lower. So we bought a “gold” level product for $972 per month. Continue reading