Health Insurance Rebates on the Way
Thanks to a provision in the health care reform law, millions of consumers will be receiving rebates from their insurers this summer.
By Aug. 1, insurers that failed to meet one of the early guidelines of the Affordable Care Act are going to issue rebates averaging $127 to certain policyholders, according to estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Last year, the Affordable Care Act started requiring health insurers to spend a certain percentage of the premium payments they receive toward patient care, such as doctor’s visits and hospital stays, and quality improvement activities, including discounted gym memberships or wellness brochures, instead of things like administrative and marketing costs.
You know by tomorrow the wingnuts will turn this story into just one more outrage of the day. Rule number 1: There can be no good news regarding any aspect of National Health insurance.