John R. Graham, a senior fellow of the National Center for Policy Analysis, recently lauded the elimination of taxpayers liability for risk corridors made available to health insurers participating in the public exchanges. He describes it as a significant win for taxpayers.
Risk corridors are one of three risk-management programs created under the Affordable Care Act aimed at protecting consumers by stabilizing premiums during the landmark laws initial years of implementation. The other two involve reinsurance and risk adjustment, the latter guarding against adverse selection.
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