On the Obamacare Risk Corridors

Obamacare by from National Review, February 3, 2014

In this recent Q&A explainer piece regarding Obamacare’s risk-corridor provision, the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff (who is normally a very good health-care reporter) uncharacteristically gets some crucial basic facts wrong, and so ends up wrongly dismissing the core concern of critics of the provision.

The key problem is in this portion, which purports to explain where the money for federal risk-corridor payments to insurers would come from if the insurers suffered serious losses on the Obamacare exchanges . . .

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