More Excellent California News: 80% of enrollees are paid up; 75% across 5 states
Submitted by Charles Gaba on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:41pm.
Hat Tip To:
deaconblues, Happy Voter
Some additional positive news out of California today; so much going on I decided to break it out into a second post:
Lee also noted that of those enrolled through Jan. 31, 626,210 are eligible for subsidies, and insurance companies are reporting that 80 percent of all enrollees have paid their first month’s premium.
The wording of this makes it hard to tell whether "all enrollees" means all of them or only those through Jan. 31, but this CoveredCA Tweet clarifies:
#CoveredCA health insurance companies are reporting that 80% of all enrollees have paid their first month's premium.
— Covered California (@CoveredCA) February 19, 2014
OK, so this really does mean all enrollees. Fair enough. The downside is that I have to move 165,272 people over to the "Unpaid" category. The upside is that the "How many have PAID???" question just became about 12% cleaner.
There are now 5 states which have reported their "Paid/Unpaid" ratios: California (new), Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, plus an unofficial/outdated number from Wisconsin.
Between the 5, we have:
Add up the other 5 and you have an average of 798,280 out of 1,063,793, or around 75% paid up.
Which, by an amazing coincidence, is exactly what I estimated the Paid ratio to be a week ago.