The hearing was a follow-up to an April 30 report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee that, according to insurers, indicated that 67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace had paid their first month’s premium and completed the enrollment process, as of April 15. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said at the time, the numbers were closer to 80-90 percent.
Members of the House Committee went to the insurers after the Obama administration and CMS would not provide the numbers and a White House spokesman directed the committee to the insurance companies.
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