How Much Is Enough?

April 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Apr2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p59
The article addresses the issues in the medical loss ratio (MLR) provisions. Such laws mandate insurers to adhere to a required medical loss ratio level, 85% in the health plans in California, making them spend a portion of their revenues on direct medical care. David Ford of the California Medical Association said that healthcare administration costs are a challenge to physicians and patients. Alan Katz of the California association of health Underwriters suggested focusing on quality medical care and reducing inefficiencies.


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