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Obama to count those who haven't bought plans

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/11/2013 @ 11:28 pm In Health,Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(WASHINGTONPOST) — The fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once they’ve submited a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills.

When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.

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