From a National Journal report:
One of the biggest players in ObamaCare's exchanges says 15 to 20 percent of its new customers aren't paying their first premium--which means they're not actually covered.
The latest data is from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members--known collectively as "Blues" plans--are 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.
The new statistics, particularly from such a large carrier, help define how many people are actually getting covered under ObamaCare.
There could easily be another 15 to 20 percent stop paying their premiums as soon as they realize there will be huge co-pays and deductibles before the insurance will pay anything.
When you order a product online it goes into your shopping cart but is not considered a sale until the item is paid for.
The Obama administration counts an order for ObamaCare as a sale as soon as it hits the shopping cart.
The National Journal report is here.