What if someone had their policy cancelled, signed up for a policy, but hasn’t payed for it yet?

December 20th, 2013

Can they now seek an exemption hardship? And wouldn’t this decrease the number of those who are already *enrolled*?

Think about it. The President last week decreed that people did not have to actually pay their premiums till next year. So we should assume that a lot of people have signed up for policies, but haven’t paid yet. What is to stop those people from now dropping coverage, and seeking exemption hardships? This would even further mess up the small number of those enrolled.

This question was prompted by this tweet.