Skip to comments.15-20 Percent Aren't Paying Obamacare Premiums, Insurer Says
Posted on 04/03/2014 10:16:31 AM PDT by Cheerio
ew data from a major insurer suggest real enrollment is at roughly 6 million.
One of the biggest players in Obamacare's exchanges says 15 to 20 percent of its new customers aren't paying their first premiumwhich means they're not actually covered.
The latest data come from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose membersknown collectively as "Blues" plansare participating in the exchanges in almost every state. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of people who selected a Blues plan through the exchanges went on to pay their first month's premium, a BCBSA spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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Premiums?? Its free, ain’t it????
Note that this carefully written article still does not show that the 7 million is an accurate number - it just does the math based on that assumption.
It is probably worse that these numbers.
HHS made it so that as long as someone started the process before 4/1, they would count as being registered.
I would bet tens of thousands of late registrants are bogus - just to up the numbers.
And all this BS for a stadium’s worth of people per state.
they lied?? I’m shocked and appalled.
i think more like 15-20% PAID
We are getting numbers all over the map here...
WHERE IS SOME REAL DATA????
Obama says the debate is over, finished, complete, move on folks nothing to see here.
Lesseee now. What’s 15-20 percent of that 7 million number Nobama was bragging about?
Bottom line: If anyone thinks FUBO reached his goal of 7 million sheeple; they are delusional.
EXACTLY the same percentage of those who signed up, BUT WERE NOT COVERED BEFORE!!!!!
It seems that the pollsters and the media are constantly polling every imaginable question, but I haven't heard a word about Obamacare.
Premiums are what chumps pay. The 80% that are ARE getting subsidies.
Probably in the cocpit of MH370.
How is it that the same people who would screw up a wet dream can now provide accuracy to the 9th decimal once the deadline hit?
83% = 5,810,000 persons have signed up and are subsidized
2% = 140,000 have paid
Ain't gonna work....just like we said.
To the LIV, “Obamacare” meant “free, quality healthcare on demand”.
There were people showing up at Dr’s offices across the country the day after it was passed wanting their free medical care.
Real data would be what percentage of those who aren't highly subsidized paid. If someone is getting an almost fully subsidized policy, the fact that they "paid" is meaningless.
That being said, the 'pubs blew it, big time. That date came and went and most people saw no major impact on their lives. Obama got to claim a victory, true or not doesn't matter. Republicans look weak because they passed what they knew to be meaningless bills against Obamacare but kept on funding it.
I can only include that most 'pubs want Obamacare, only with more generous payouts to their corporate sponsors.
What premiums? It’s FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!........................
Wait a few months and a lot more of those who are paying will be droping off the rolls. This thing is an unmitigated disaster.
140K people paying the cost of 6.7M people?
Sounds like how the rest of our tax code works...
The people who don’t pay their premiums are probably disproportionately exactly the people the insurance companies need in order to balance the high payout insured.
Old sick people will be sure to pay their premiums. Young invincibles will be a lot more likely not to pay.
Uh huh. Suuuuure.
How many of those ‘80%’ who paid have paid for months 2, 3, 4 and so on? How many had an extra $100 to $450 (depending on subsidy level) in disposable income *per family member* for each month and can *sustain* this new, extra cash outflow from the household budget month after month and year after year? Virtually zero, I would guess.
My strategy would be: a) sign up, b) cram care for all of your neglected health issues into one month, c) stop paying for month #2; d) pay fine anyway for being without insurance for 11 months; e) rinse and repeat for next year.