A handful of health insurance CEOs, including Aetna's Mark T. Bertolini, will not refuse a taxpayer bailout, according to the National Center for Public Policy Research.
We may have to wait until 2017 to truly determine whether the Affordable Care Act helps lower premiums and decrease the uninsured population, according to a new analysis from the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, which bucks previous predictions in finding that individual enrollment will decline over the next decade.
A new regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Friday focuses on the risk corridor program, which transfers money the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collects from successful insurers to those that weren't as lucky, reports the Washington Examiner.
Insurers could gain $5.5 billion next year to cover losses caused by the Affordable Care Act. The money would come from President Obama's 2015 budget and would help insurers that end up with more older, sicker consumers than younger enrollees.
The "three R's" of the Affordable Care Act help insurers manage the financial risk of covering everyone, while keeping premiums reasonable, Kaiser Health News reported. But Republican debt ceiling negotiations next month may eliminate risk corridors, reinsurance and risk adjustment.