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A self-employed woman decides she’s not ready to buy yet on the health exchanges
Washington Post

Like many self-employed people, I’m waiting to purchase a health plan on the new online exchanges, and it’s not just because of the problems with the Web sites. I need a new policy Jan. 1 — the date my insurer will drop my plan because it doesn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act. (Among other things, the deductible is too high and it doesn’t offer maternity benefits.) I have until Dec. 15 to enroll. Since the first premium is due upon purchase, I see no reason to sign up yet.