Republicans on Capitol Hill announced Wednesday evening that just 67 per cent of Americans who bought Obamacare plans through the federal government's health insurance marketplace have sealed the deal by actually paying for their policies.
GOP members of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations said they went to 'all 160 insurance providers in the federally facilitated marketplace' for the data after the White House repeatedly insisted it didn't have numbers to share.
The startling results will reignite the protracted political fight over the Affordable Care Act that has dogged the Obama administration since shortly after the president took office.
Committee staff released state-by-state numbers for the 36 states that participated in the federal government's on-again, off-again online insurance exchange.
As of April 15, 88 per cent of new Obamacare customers in Arkansas and 87 per cent in Kansas had paid up; on the other end of the scale, only 42 per cent in Texas and 48 per cent in Oklahoma could say the same.
The other states in the survey fell somewhere in between. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia ran their own online marketplaces; The Capitol Hill Republicans didn't poll insurers in any of them.(Click link below to read more)
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