Rebates Lost: Measuring the Impact of H.R. 1206 on Health Insurance Rebates

In 2012, health insurance companies rebated $1.1 billion to individuals, families, and businesses as required by the health reform law. Under H.R. 1206, the Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act, these rebates would have been reduced to as little as $378.8 million. This loss of two-thirds of total rebates comes at a direct cost to consumers.