Larry Kocot Quoted in “More than 1M ‘Enroll’ in ObamaCare, But Who Are They?”


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 "More than 1M 'Enroll' in ObamaCare, But Who Are They?"

Following is an excerpt:

Ahead of the New Year, has gotten a welcome surge of enrollees. The Department of Health and Human Services reported Sunday that more than 1.1 million people had enrolled in a health plan as of Dec. 29.

But the all-important demographics of who these enrollees have yet to be released. ?...

Larry Kocot, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, says demographics are really key, as is knowing how many people have paid their premiums.

"We still don't have a good fix on how many of those applications actually translate into premiums being paid, and if there is going to be a drop off from month-to-month," Kocot says. "But the numbers do seem to be growing—it's amazing what a deadline will do to motivate people."