(Bloomberg) — The Congressional Budget Office, the main arbiter of Obamacare’s effects on the economy, left unchanged its estimate of the number of people expected to gain insurance coverage under the law. Benefit brokers note that because of descrepancies in people who enroll and people who actually pay a premium, they won't know how many people they helped truly enroll for a few months.

"I believe in 3 to 4 months I can say exactly how many I wrote and how many actually became a client," said Naama O. Pozniak, owner of A+ Insurance Service in Studio City, Calif, in an interview with EBA in late March. "It’s not just how many you wrote ... you need to make sure you send all the documents and you need to upload things into the system and make sure people are paying and if they’re not paying then they're not enrolled."

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