Ever since the final tallys of the millions of Americans who are newly insured thanks to Obamacare, the airways have been filed with Republicans and their enablers smugly saying "heh - just wait until the first payments are due".
Insurers Say Most Obamacare Customers Paid First PremiumsBloomberg
Three large health insurers including WellPoint Inc. (WLP) and Aetna Inc. (AET) say that a high percentage of their new Obamacare customers are paying their first premiums, undermining a Republican criticism of enrollment in the program.
As many as 90 percent of WellPoint customers have paid their first premium by its due date, according to testimony the company prepared for a congressional hearing today. For Aetna, the payment is in the “low to mid-80 percent range,” the company said in its own testimony. Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in five states including Texas, said that number is at least 83 percent.