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Remember the Obamacare 'Bailout?' The Administration Has a Plan to Avoid That.
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May 20, 2014
"If HHS collects more money than it needs to pay out in risk corridor charges in 2014, it will hang on to the bonus funds for 2015 in case of a shortfall.... If HHS doesn't collect enough money to cover the charges, it will pro rate the amount it pays out to insurers that year. In the following year, HHS would then pay out the difference from the previous year first before paying risk corridors charges for that year. So what happens if at the end of the three-year program, HHS hasn't collected enough payments or it's collected too much? Well, HHS doesn't know yet what happens then[.]"

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