You may have trouble getting your identity verified when you apply for health insurance through the online Federal Marketplace if there are errors on your credit report.
The government-run website Healthcare.gov uses identity-verification services provided by credit reporting agency Experian and, according to numerous reports, lots of people are having a hard time proving to the government-run site that they are who they say they are.
A few years ago, I had a nagging pain that felt like a runner’s stitch on the right side of my stomach. It didn’t hurt much, but it wouldn’t go away. Feeling nauseous and tired, I decided to stop by an urgent care center after work just in case.
Several hours later, I was wheeled in to an operating room at my local hospital for emergency surgery. It turned out I had acute appendicitis and if I had waited any longer, I would have been doubling over in pain.
Last week’s blog about getting your annual flu shot at a pharmacy rather than going to your primary care physician was selected for the weekly Carnival of Personal Finance.