Lies Catch Up With You Sooner or Later

 

From reason.com / Hit and Run Blog

 

Does the White House Know How Many People Have Paid Obamacare Premiums?

Peter Suderman|Mar. 13, 2014 1:10 pm

Perhaps the biggest frustration with the administration’s Obamacare enrollment reports issebelius-explains-428 that they’re not really enrollment reports.

Instead, the reports count the number of people who have “picked a plan.” But not all of those people have paid, which means not all of them are truly enrolled in health coverage.

How many haven’t paid? That’s hard to say. In scattered news reports, several insurers have indicated that about 20 percent of people who signed up didn’t pay for the first month. But administration officials say they do not know, and are not systematically collecting that information.

However, the administration may have access to that information anyway, an unnamed insurance company source tells Politico:

The latest administration figures show that 4.2 million people have selected health plans in the new insurance markets. Insurance industry officials at four of the big national health plans tell POLITICO that about 15 to 20 percent of people who have signed up have not yet paid their first monthly premium — the final step to get coverage.

And they’ve told the White House that, too, insurance industry officials say.

“They have a lot more information than they’re letting on,” one industry source said of the Obama administration. “They have real hard data about the percent that have paid … If they have not processed those yet and compiled the data, that is a choice they are making. But they have that data now.”

Obviously we don’t know what insurance company information has or hasn’t been shared with federal officials, but it’s hard to believe that the administration has not inquired about payment rates or attempted to ascertain what the true enrollment numbers might be. The administration might not be collecting that data, but officials are probably aware of more than they’re letting on.

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I highly recommend the article at Politico above.  It has more information from insurance company types.

I believe the Administration knows exactly how many people have paid and not paid.  They are lying.

Cry wolf enough times and your words and claims fall on skeptical ears.  This administration has only itself to blame for the lack of credibility they so richly deserve.

Mrs AL

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7 Responses to Lies Catch Up With You Sooner or Later

  1. Hardnox says:

    Of course they are lying. They can’t divulge the actual figures. Even the lamestream would start laughing, even though they have started giggling on the sidelines. Everything this bunch has touched has turned to crap. A child can see it.

  2. CW says:

    >>”This administration has only itself to blame for the lack of credibility they so richly deserve.”

    Well said, Mrs. AL! And so true.

    Of course they know how many have paid. Since their scheme includes paying off insurance companies with tax-payer dollars they probably don’t care except for the PR headache it’s going to cause them.

  3. Kathy says:

    Clyde once said ‘If they told me the sky was blue, I’d go check for myself.’ That’s how bad their lies are – nobody believes anything coming from anyone.

    Sure they know. The only one who doesn’t know is O. He won’t know it until he reads it in the paper or sees it on the news.

  4. Garnet92 says:

    Apparently, we all have witnessed enough lying and obfuscation from this administration so that we don’t trust their numbers. Of course, the numbers are weak, if they were good, we’d hear about it from the highest rooftops. Their LACK of disclosure speaks volumes.

  5. Mrs AL says:

    Ya’ll are spot-on !

  6. tannngl says:

    Of course they know! They have to latch onto all of the data they can to save this horror! And if the news was good, they would use it!

    But since it’s not good, they are happy to play the imbecile again. Uncle Sam the embicile.