After the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday it was extending its policy allowing Americans to keep their previously-cancelled plans for an additional two years, the cost to insurance companies, individuals and the federal government comes into question.The administrative fix, first announced by President Obama in November, was a way to subdue public outcry from the six million and counting Americans who had their plans cancelled for failing to meet new requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The law requires all health plans include 10 essential health benefits, including mental health services and ambulatory care. The newly-extended fix, which runs through Oct. 1, 2016, continues to be at the discretion of both state regulators and insurance companies.Insurance companies, which analysts predict have spent millions to comply with the new law, will receive reinsurance subsidies through 2017 via the risk corridors provision in the ACA. The risk corrido...
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