House Committee Tries to Determine Who’s Paid

Members of Congress came out swinging Wednesday at a committee hearing with top insurers called as witnesses to determine whom of the more than 8 million Obamacare enrollees have paid their first month’s premium.

May 8, 2014

Brian M. Kalish

The hearing was a follow-up to an April 30 report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee that, according to insurers, indicated that  67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace had paid their first month’s premium and completed the enrollment process, as of April 15. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said at the time, the numbers were closer to 80-90 percent.

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