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To: Red Steel

So what happens to those insurers who remain outside the exchanges, which are all of them now?

What do they get for this ‘fee’?


9 posted on 12/10/2012 10:22:07 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: sickoflibs

“So what happens to those insurers who remain outside the exchanges, which are all of them now?”

In reality, only those purchasing through exchanges will qualify for federal subsidies, so it seems unlikely any insurers would remain outside exchanges.

Second, this fee is particularly bizarre in light of health insurance industry profits, which average only 6-7% (return on revenue). Thus, the exchange fee is equivalent in magnitude to private health insurers trying to raise their profits by 50%. If they did so, progressives would scream bloody murder, but when government does the same thing, it’s “all good.”


12 posted on 12/10/2012 11:02:36 AM PST by DrC
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