One econ major. Three (or more) opinions.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seems to be doing more to at least look as if it will eventually implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) health plan “transparency” provisions.

Meanwhile, in apparently separate, but, in my opinion, closely related news, CMS is saying it has problems with the data health insurers have sent in for a complicated new risk-management program, the risk corridors program, which is supposed to shift cash from health insurers that have good underwriting results in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to insurers that have poor results in those years, to help compensate for some of the effects of PPACA market changes.

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