Larry Kocot Quoted in Article, “Why the Definition of ‘Enrollment’ Matters Under ObamaCare”


Larry Kocot, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "Why the Definition of 'Enrollment' Matters Under ObamaCare"

Following is an excerpt:

Larry Kocot, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, says that enrolling on the federal exchange with an actual payment was never the plan.

"If someone registers by the 15 of December, the process was supposed to happen within a few days that the enrollment form was sent to insurers and they would then bill the policy holder," he says. ?...

The only way enrollment would be retroactive, Kocot says, is if the fault fell on either the government or insurance company for the lack of coverage.

"If you had done what you needed to do, and enrolled by the 15 and the insurance company didn't resolve payment and billing with the exchange, and you don't get your premium bill until Jan. 15, a possibility does exist that you could be backdated," he says.