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One-Fifth of New Enrollees
Under Health Care Law
Fail to Pay First Premium

New York Times, by Robert Pear

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Posted By:pineledger, 2/14/2014 5:18:09 AM

Washington--One in five people who signed up for health insurance under the new health care law failed to pay their premiums on time and therefore did not receive coverage in January, insurance companies and industry experts say. Paying the first month’s premium is the final step in completing an enrollment. Under federal rules, people must pay the initial premium to have coverage take effect. In view of the chaotic debut of the federal marketplace and many state exchanges, the White House urged insurers to give people more time, and many agreed to do so. But, insurers said, some people missed

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Grifters are just waiting for the king to make another "adjustment" to the ACA.

If they admit to 20%, you know it´s much higher.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sinic, 2/14/2014 5:24:53 AM     (No. 9731868)

They´re just waiting it out until it´s "FREE"! We all know that´s coming.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/14/2014 6:17:35 AM     (No. 9731886)

The rest of them will make a few monthly payments, then stop.

Most states have the same problem with uninsured motorists.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/14/2014 6:19:23 AM     (No. 9731888)

"Some" has now morphed into 20%. Amazing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: philsner, 2/14/2014 6:43:00 AM     (No. 9731914)

All ten of them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/14/2014 7:17:26 AM     (No. 9731943)

I read a piece posted the other day that gave a state by state breakdown and it was pretty close to 50% nonpayment in many of the states they used as examples.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/14/2014 7:50:12 AM     (No. 9731997)

I´m sure it´s more than 20% since you had to sign up for insurance to find out what´s not in the insurance (or something like that).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2014 10:45:48 AM     (No. 9732273)

I thought it was FREE...Obie told us it was...he wouldn´t lie to us would he?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/14/2014 11:21:35 AM     (No. 9732357)

So, how many have paid and have coverage for catastrophic care because we had been told previously all the Medicaid renewals and new apps for Medicaid were included in the figures quoted.

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