Thursday, August 2, 2012

Contraception And Rebates

I don't link to Scott Lemieux that much even though he posts all kinds of good stuff because usually I don't have anything to add.  But it's worthwhile to copy his short post about these benefits of health care reform that just went into effect:
Contraception for women will now be covered, and free. A number of other crucial elements of health care for women are covered as of August 1 as well. 
If you get an envelope from your health insurance company this week, don’t throw it out. It could be the rebate check that insurance companies have to issue if they spend more than 20% of premium revenues on overhead. In the first year, this will result in $1.1 billion being returned by the rentiers to consumers.
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