Most Obamacare Enrollees Pay Premiums

    An employee of Connect For Health Colorado, the state's health care exchange, explains options and procedures to a walk in client signing up for insurance on the last day before fines are imposed, in Denver, Monday March. 31, 2014. Colorado has already exceeded baseline federal goals for enrollment.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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    Contrary to Republican crowing last week that only about two-thirds of customers on federal exchanges had actually paid their premiums, health-insurance companies say that number is more like 80 percent. The breakdown for some of the biggest health insurers: 90 percent for WellPoint, low-to-mid-80 percent for Aetna, and at least 83 percent for Health Care Service Corp. The two-thirds number the GOP was using was leftover from April 15, which was before 3 million additional people signed up for coverage that began on May 1 with a premium due-date of April 30.

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