-- The boyfriend apologized but now is angry because he feels like his girlfriend is telling him how he should spend his money.
I like how Hax handled the situation. Read what she said.
Color of Money Question of the Week
Now, after you read Hax’s column, tell me: What advice would you give the boyfriend? Send your response to email@example.com, and put “My Girlfriend Is Watching My Wallet” in the subject line and include your full name, city and state.
Since the health insurance marketplace launch, many enrollees have complained about the problems setting up accounts and signing up for coverage.
White House strategist David Simas told The Post: “This is a question of volume and demand exceeding anything that people anticipated. I am confident people are working through these issues. . . . It is steady improvement.”
For last week’s Color of Money Question, I asked: “What’s been your experience trying to access the health care exchange?”
“I have tried on three separate occasions to sign-up,” wrote Phylandria Hudson of Jackson, Miss. “The very first day I actually input all my info to setup an account, but it couldn’t be created at that time. Since, then I haven’t been able to get back to that page. I just keep getting redirected to home page to start over, but nothing happens. The last time I tried was this past Sunday morning. I live in Mississippi and our state refuses to set up an exchange. This is important, so I will keep trying. I have plenty of time and can’t start using the coverage till January, so I’m confident I will have it by then. I really don’t understand the fuss. We have time to enroll.”
Tom Colling of Omaha said his experience has been very frustrating.
“I want to see what health plans are available in Nebraska and what the premiums would be without the subsidies. My initial problem was with setting up my account, specifically the identity validation piece that the site partners with the consumer credit reporting agencies. The first few times, it would not recognize my responses, and then it finally appeared to accept the responses, but then gave me a cryptic error message. “
But Leigh Haubach of San Diego had a positive experience. “I signed up for health insurance yesterday on California’s coveredca.com website,” Haubach said. “Each screen took about 30 seconds to work before it sent me to the next step, but it worked, and I’m absolutely thrilled.”
Keep the health-care insurance stories coming. Tell me about your experiences by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tia Lewis contributed to this report.
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