Paying for it (even after financial assistance) may be a challenge for some.
For ordinary Americans deemed unbankable, those who don’t have a traditional checking or savings account, it can be hard to simply pay bills. And that is about to become a big problem for those who also lack health coverage -- and for the health insurance companies trying to sell them coverage. After all, how do you sell a product to a customer who has no way to pay you?KHN
This is a problem for about 20% of the population. Wonder if the folks at HHS thought about this?
The new federal health law which requires most Americans to carry health insurance starting in January presents a particular problem for those households, since most health plans accept a credit card for the first month’s premium payment and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic funds transfer from a checking account.The solution is simple.
REQUIRE everyone to have a credit card and a bank account.
Or REQUIRE the insurance carriers to accept EBT cards.
Buy here. Pay here.