Huge numbers of Obamacare enrollments incomplete

|By:, SA News Editor

As of yesterday, only around half of those who had signed up for healthcare coverage offered by over 100 insurers in 17 states under Obamacare had paid for their plans.

As a result, confusion is set to reign when the coverage takes effect tomorrow and until insurers can process those payments and issue membership cards. Around 2M people have signed up for coverage.

Insurers are attempting to alleviate the situation for customers by saying they'll accept payment as late as January 31 for coverage that starts tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Pharmacy chains such as CVS Caremark (CVS) and Walgreen (WAG) will provide prescription medications to consumers who have started but not completed the sign-up process.

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