More and more people writing about the intricacies of the ACA website, healthcare.gov.
The critical takeaways in the linked article are:
1) If your log on is jammed, start a new account.
2) If you are somehow “stuck” in your current application, the article gives ways to unstick yourself.
3) MAKE SURE YOUR INSURER HAS YOUR PAYMENT BY THE END OF THE YEAR (Ideally, December 23.) I did not use the website to do this. I printed out what I had been told was officially selected on the website, with my Marketplace ID number, and sent the payment directly to Highmark Blue Shield, my carrier.
You know that insurance companies are set up to take money. This is basically what they do. That part of it was all set up and ready to go.