Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? The Obama administration settles on a definition. | WonkblogThe 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.
Comrades! Good News! Many good people have signed up! ACA is a smashing success! The shopping cart? That is just a formality, it is Truth! Government says so. Are you disagreeing with the State comrades? That is unwise.