Originally Posted by zydecocruiser
Last week, the Republican-led House Committee on Energy and Commerce released
information claiming only 67% of enrollees in insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act made their first premium payment. The data was paraded around as a talking point ahead of the Obama administration's final release of stats from the law's first open enrollment period
On Wednesday, that talking point blew up.
Three of the country's largest insurers — Aetna, WellPoint, and Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in several states — said between 80-90% of new customers who enrolled through Obamacare paid their first month's premiums. Executives from the companies announced the news in testimony before the very same House Committee on Energy and Commerce where Republicans touted the contrary data last week.
The information quoted said that "the three insurance companies operate in several states." In other words the data provided covers only those states
where the companies operate. This data is not necessarily applicable to all of the United States. If this is true then it is possible that the data provided by the Republicans is accurate. I would like to see the Administration provide the information about who has paid the premium or not. It seems that the administration should want to provide this information especially since this
president seems to have a credibility problem and confidence in this man and his administration have declined significantly.