The PDF eligibility document where I have been stuck is completely boilerplate other than filling in my name.
So on to enrollment!
Showing me a quote based on 50 year as an inducement to continue was fraudulent as I expected. The actual plans offered do not include the catastrophic plan and the plans offered are more expensive than if I go right to the insurance company since the expectation is people using healthcare.gov are not price sensitive since the bulk of the premium is paid by OPM
As a frame of reference, I’m currently paying in Illinois for a very expensive high risk HIPAA policy with a $5000 deductible HSA plan – the cost is about $660 a month. Here are my “affordable” firm quotes.
Welcome to the deep end of the pool – we are all high risk now!