viernes, 25 de julio de 2014

$9 Billion in Savings

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
“We are pleased that the Affordable Care Act continues to provide Americans better value for their premium dollars. We are continuing our work on building a sustainable long-term system, and provisions such as the 80/20 rule are providing Americans with immediate savings and helping to bring transparency and accountability to the insurance market over the long term,” said Secretary Burwell.  
Created through the law, the 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule, requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement activities.  If insurers spend an excessive amount on profits and red tape, they owe a refund back to consumers.
Read more about today's announcement.
Affordable Care Act: The 80/20 Rule
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