Thursday, June 21, 2012

MLR vs SCOTUS: Under the radar

As we wait breathlessly for the SCOTUS decision on ObamneyCare©, I'll engage in some completely baseless (but fun) speculation. We've written extensively on the stupidity that is MLR (Medical Loss Ratio), and FoIB Holly R sent us this link on the latest:

"Health insurance plans owe $1.1 billion in rebates ... Millions of consumers and businesses will receive $1.1 billion in rebates this summer from health insurance plans that failed to meet a requirement of the new health-care law"

Thus sayeth HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious.

As an aside, do "professional journalists" and/or "editors" actually proofread the stuff they spit out? It would appear not, since they seem to be saying that Madame Secretary envisions checks totaling multiples of billions of dollars ("Millions of consumers" will be getting checks for "$1.1 billion"). On the other hand, given the current regime, maybe that's just the next Spendulus.

Compounding this idiocy is that Madame Secretary and her minions have no idea how many rebates will be "earned," let alone the total dollar value. I guess we'll have to send out the checks to see how many - and how much - they are.

But here's the piece that has me chuckling: the naysayers claim that if SCOTUS scuttles ObamneyCare©, “adult children” will be booted off parents’ insurance, policies will be rescinded willy-nilly, and other assorted clamors of doom.

So here's my question: in that scenario, wouldn't those who received MLR-generated rebates have to return them to the carrier(s)? And yes, I'm quite serious. Sauce for the goose, and all that.
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