Good afternoon folks –
After repeatedly touting that 8 million Americans are now enrolled in ObamaCare, the Associated Press reports that a new report finds one-third of those who signed up haven’t paid their first month's premium. And, in New Hampshire, only 73 percent of Granite Staters have actually paid.
The Associated Press details “House Republicans issued a report Wednesday saying that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium as of mid-April, which could undermine the Obama administration's claims of robust enrollment under the new health law.… The report by House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans said 67 percent of people who had signed up for health insurance through federal marketplaces had paid their first month's premiums as of April 15.”
Keep in mind, it was outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who said: "You are not fully enrolled... until you pay your premium”.
Further demonstrating the law’s failure, the report finds that only 25 percent of paid enrollees are within the 18-34 age group. As Vox notes: “The White House, for example, wanted the insurance pool to be 39 percent young adults between 18 and 34…. The data is in conflict with previous statements from the Obama administration: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius previously said insurance companies told her that about 80 to 90 percent of people initially signing up for Obamacare paid their premiums.”
An important question for Jeanne Shaheen: How can Granite Staters be registered for ObamaCare if they don’t pay their premiums?
“For years, Jeanne Shaheen has made one misleading claim after another about ObamaCare. It's becoming clear that Jeanne Shaheen’s liberal friends in Washington and at the Obama White House continue to mislead voters to this very day. These numbers serve as the latest reminder that Jeanne Shaheen can’t be trusted to be honest with Granite Staters about ObamaCare, the economy, or other key issues.”– NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen