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Yet another bruising fight has erupted over health care reform. On September 9, 2016, the Obama administration offered to open settlement negotiations with health insurers that have sued the United States to recover billions of dollars that they claim they are owed. Congressional Republicans are incensed, believing that any settlement would illegally squander taxpayer dollars in a lastgasp effort to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


From New England Journal of Medicine, Nicholas Bagley, Trouble on the Exchanges — Does the United States Owe Billions to Health Insurers? Volume 375, No. 21, 2017-19. Copyright © 2016 Massachusetts Medical Society. Reprinted with permission.