Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it's worth it to sign up for health insurance.i

Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it’s worth it to sign up for health insurance.

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Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it's worth it to sign up for health insurance.

Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it’s worth it to sign up for health insurance.

Fred Mogul/WNYC

Recording and mixing music are Vernon Thomas’ passions, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records isn’t his day job.

He’s an HIV outreach worker for a county health department outside Newark, N.J. He took what was to be a full-time job in May because the gig came with health insurance — and he has HIV himself.

But then the county made it a part-time job, and Thomas lost health coverage before it even started. “Benefits are more important than the money you’re

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/11/07/454973954/confusion-and-high-costs-still-hamper-obamacare-enrollment?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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