ABC News’ Jon Karl: (Will people who buy insurance) by December 23rd actually have their insurance policies go into effect byJanuary 1?
White House Spokesperson Jay Carney: What I can tell you is we are working overtime to make sure that every 834 form is accurate, when it goes to be issued to the back end. Problems that existed, you’ve seen a lot of reports on how those back end issues have been addressed. Continue to be addressed. One of the processes here is to ensure that those who enrolled are in communication with their issuer to make sure they know when their premiums are due. And that’s something that we’re trying to facilitate. We’re doing everything we can to make sure that everyone who has enrolled who pays his or her premium is aware of all the information they need to do that is covered on January 1. This is something we’re going to push through to the end of the month.
Karl: Do you think some will fall through the cracks?
Carney: I can’t speculate about what, who may fail to pay his or her premium or what may happen, I can’t tell you that what we’re doing now, all of the forms are accurate, to make sure that everybody is being contacted, who may have enrolled and may not be sure, the information got to the issuer, and we are doing that, CMS is doing that very aggressively.