Insurers sending out rebate checks

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2012 - 10:31 AM

If spending targets for patient care aren't reached, money must be returned.

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anotherfourJul. 21, 1210:42 PM

Next time read the bill before you ram it down our throats. What a cluster F. Thanks, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. This just keeps getting better.

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franknjackJul. 22, 1212:06 AM

anotherfour--Are you being sarcastic, or are you really suggesting that we get angry about people receiving rebate checks from insurers who spend a boatload of money not paying for health care?

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falcon1679Jul. 22, 1212:22 AM

Only a rightie would cry about an insurance company rebate.....

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pinky1933Jul. 22, 1212:48 AM

this just might work after all.

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b2thewJul. 22, 12 1:42 AM

Making it so that WE cannot be refused insurance due to pre-existing conditions and forcing insurance companies either pay out more in claims or give the money back were so badly needed. The BIGGEST problem with our healthcare system is not Socialism, its Capitalism and this is the first step in helping to take some of the Corporate Greed out of healthcare. Imagine your son, daughter or loved one getting denied procedures or benefits because they don't have enough money so they suffer yet Medica or Blue Cross are paying their CEO and Board of Directors large bonuses for creating policies that deny people care. We all should have and deserve the same healthcare as our elected officials voted in for themselves regardless of socio-economic status, race, or creed. Keep my REBATE, pool it with others and apply it toward paying for those unpaid claims and for those more in need.

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tooty123Jul. 22, 12 2:06 AM

This is another good part of the ACA. Insurance companies need to spend a larger percentage on "actual care' and not administrative expenses. The chief executives need to be held to accountability.

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flossy2012Jul. 22, 12 2:24 AM

"U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said that's a sign that the new rule is having its intended effect. "It was a big victory for patients," Franken said." What a dimwit Franken is. That rebate comes to $72 PER INSURED. That is maybe 1.5% of the total insurance premium paid at best.

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asmartmanJul. 22, 12 2:48 AM

@anotherfour, I get the impression that you think insurance companies should be charging higher premiums. That would mean health care would cost more for people, something the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is trying to reverse. Those who live in Georgia might disagree with you, because apparently the insurance companies there have been charging people over $800 a year more than what they really needed to. That's pricey insurance!

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chuckdancerJul. 22, 12 7:18 AM

I wonder what happened to this money before the legislation? I cann't see how this legislation is not better than what was occuring before. All the parrots thrashing about in protest of the return of the money should simply refuse it and it can be distributated to normal people.

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thesealJul. 22, 12 8:00 AM

Seems there are two kinds of people who dont like this provision of the ACA. The first are folks who hate Obama so much they would rather be ripped off blind by their insurance companies than have some protections. The other are mad they didnt get a check, or a big enough one. Here is a hint, if your not getting a rebate check its due to the fact that your insurance company is doing thing right.

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