From the New York Times (of all places):
Lindy Wagner, a spokeswoman for Blue Shield of California, said that 80 percent of those who signed up for its plans had paid by the due date, Jan. 15…
Matthew N. Wiggin, a spokesman for Aetna, said that about 70 percent of people who signed up for its health plans paid their premiums…
Kristin E. Binns, a vice president of WellPoint, said that 76 percent of people selecting its health plans on an exchange had paid their share of the first month’s premium by the due date of Jan. 31…
One big company, Humana, said it had received 200,000 applications for insurance through the exchanges. “About 75 percent of the people paid, and 25 percent did not pay…"
Also see this from CBS:
More young people enrolling in Obamacare, but numbers still lag
…Still, as of Feb. 1, just 25 percent of people who have enrolled in a private insurance plan through the new Obamacare marketplaces are between the ages of 18 and 34 – falling below what experts have called the ideal proportion of young adults in the new health insurance marketplace…
Since those who have signed up (whether they’ve paid or not) are generally not the “young invicibles” that were predicted and are necessary to maintain premium rates, it will be very interesting to see how many people renege on their premiums once the premiums are adjusted up later this year (to be implemented next year).
So assuming the 80% number is accurate, that means approximately 2.64 million Americans have signed up and paid for Obamacare.
Compare that to the over 4.7 million people who lost their insurance because of Obamacare (oh, by the way, those are people who had individual insurance plans ONLY)
That’s a net 2.1 million lost.
And that doesn’t include those who had their hours cut at their employers and those whose employers dropped their plans for part time help (even if those plans were not comprehensive, they were something), and so on.
Gotta love this universal health insurance that Obama and the Democrats have given us…