Regarding the Nov. 12 news article “HealthCare.gov tally: 40,000 are signed up”:

So the White House counts as Obamacare enrollees “those who simply picked a plan and put it in their online shopping cart” but have not yet paid for it. Do I then get to count as having paid my taxes if I’ve filled out my 1040 form but haven’t mailed in my check?

Paul Hsieh, Sedalia, Colo.