Jawboning by HHS Doesn't Scare Insurers

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t that much of a bully, it turns out.

Health insurers flagged by the department for “unreasonable” premium hikes are refusing to back down in the first year of HHS’s new rate review authority.

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Source: Politico

The health reform law gave HHS the power to scrutinize “unreasonable” rate hikes in states that didn’t have robust review programs. But “scrutiny” doesn’t give the department power to actually block the rates from going into effect.