Policy holders get $1.5bn rebate from health insurance firms

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 10 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8384
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

US consumers saw nearly $1.5bn (£0.9bn; €1.2bn) in insurance rebates and overhead cost savings in 2011 because of the medical loss ratio provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The figure comes from a new Commonwealth Fund report into the requirement, which demands that health insurers spend at least 80% of their income from health insurance premiums on treatment of patients or on quality …

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