Number of HIX Enrollees Who Paid First Premium in Dispute

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How many individuals and families that selected a health plan in the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace have paid their first month s premium? Depends on whom you ask.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

No, it does not depend on whom you ask.


Can we just call this "dispute" what it is? It’s partisan propaganda, and it’s one-sided propaganda.


Asking the GOP anything about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at this point is pointless, isn’t it? What do we expect to hear from the same group of legislatures who have wasted countless hours and our tax dollars voting to repeal this law how many times now?


They simply have lost all credibility, and they did it to themselves. 


On the question of premium payments, the PPACA changed absolutely NOTHING about how insurers bill for and collect premiums. It’s still the same accounting. Whether or not customers of private insurers have paid their first (or any) premiums isn’t governed by the PPACA. Invoices sent and premiums collected are STILL a private matter controlled by the carriers and dependent on lots of issues, not the least of which include did the carriers actually send a bill yet to their new customers and what’s the grace period? 

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

2 thoughts on “Number of HIX Enrollees Who Paid First Premium in Dispute”

  1. Some reference to ‘risk corridors’ and how they relate to declining revenues associated with this level of non-payment, would have given this piece some helpful context.

    Why didn’t you include that analysis?

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