80%-plus paying premiums, insurers say

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 5:55 a.m.

Insurance executives (from left) Brian Evanko, with Cigna; J. Darren Rodgers, with Health Care Service Corp.; and Dennis Matheis, with Wellpoint; testify Wednesday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in Washington.

Top health insurance companies told members of Congress on Wednesday that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the president's new health-care law have gone on to pay their premiums -- a necessary step for the enrollment figures touted by the Obama administration to hold up.

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