Health insurers get only 1.6% of $6 billion they are owed for costly ACA customers

Health insurers get only 1.6% of $6 billion they are owed for costly ACA customers

Hundreds of insurers selling health plans in Affordable Care Act marketplaces are being paid less than 2 percent of nearly $6 billion the government owes them for covering customers last year with unexpectedly high medical expenses.

The $96 million that insurers will get is just one-fourth of the sum that provoked an industry outcry a year ago, when federal health officials announced that they had enough money to pay health plans only 12.6 percent of what the law entitles them to receive…

 

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