Obamacare demand manageable so far

|By:, SA News Editor

Early reports from health providers and online medical booking service ZocDoc indicate that demand for care from those who bought insurance under Obamacare has been modest so far.

There have been fears that the technical problems of the government's HealthCare.gov Web site would cause a flood of patients who thought they had bought insurance to request care only to find that they weren't yet covered.

The actual pace of demand should give insurers more time to process the applications that they need to enter into their systems and issue membership cards.

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