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Wyoming: 92% of exchange QHPs PAID to date

Hat Tip To: 
Esther Ferington

Wyoming's QHP enrollments didn't add up to much (understandable given that the entire state only has 576,000 people), but the state insurance commissioner states that around 92% of those who did enroll have paid up so far:

Nearly 12,000 people in Wyoming have enrolled in a plan on the federal marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest data announced Monday at a legislative committee meeting.

About 11,000 of them have begun paying their premiums, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig told members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee at Casper College.

“I’m surprised, frankly, that there’s this many,” Hirsig said. “I was thinking 7,000 or 8,000.”

The actual number of exchange QHPs in Wyoming is 11,970, so yep, 11K would be about 92% of that.

(To clarify the last statement: Contributor Esther F. also gives a link to another story which clarifies that the "7-8K" quote refers to how many people he thought would enroll, not how many he figured would pay):

Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig told members of the Legislature's joint health committee on Monday that he's surprised enrollment is so high. During the meeting at Casper College, he said he expected 7,000 to 8,000 people to sign up.