Policy holders get $1.5bn rebate from health insurance firmsBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8384 (Published 10 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8384
- Edward Davies
- 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 …