WASHINGTON, April 30 -- Obama for America issued the following blog posted by Lauren Peterson:
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance rebates are on the way for millions of Americans. According to PBS NewsHour:
Millions of consumers and small businesses will receive an estimated $1.3 billion in rebates from their health plans this summer under a provision of the health care law that effectively limits what insurers can charge for administration and profits, a new study projects.
About one third of people who bought their own insurance last year will get rebates averaging $127, according to an analysis of state data by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
...The requirement, aimed at holding insurers more accountable and slowing premium increases, went into effect last year and applies to all health plans, except those offered by self-insured employers.
Read the full article here.http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/04/millions-expected-to-receive-insurance-rebates-totaling-13-billion.html
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