Connecticut — one of those Blue State “success stories” — is having a little teensy tiny problem with ♡bamaCare!!!. Getting people to pay for it:
As of last Friday, only 8 percent of customers slated to have coverage effective Jan. 1 had been recorded in Anthem’s system as having paid their premiums, said Kevin Counihan, CEO of Access Health CT, the state’s health exchange. That figure includes people who bought plans through the exchange and those who purchased them outside the exchange.
By contrast, about half of ConnectiCare Benefits’ exchange customers already paid their January premiums, a company official said earlier this week. And about a third of people signed up with HealthyCT, a new insurer, had paid their bills by Jan. 1.
When the best result is half the people paying for the coverage they “bought,” you have a problem. Or maybe the problem is, people think they don’t have to pay for their own coverage.
Now where on earth would they have gotten a notion like that?