A way insurers could get paid for their Obamacare losses


Sen. Marco Rubio has been bragging he stopped a federal insurance "bailout" through Obamacare, but there's a place where insurers still could collect the money: a pile of money awarded by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

If insurers chose, they could seek funds they were promised under the Affordable Care Act by appealing to the court, which decides disputes between the government and parties claiming they weren't paid money owed under a federal contract or a statute.

So far, the thorny issue hasn't moved onto legal turf, even though insurers are irate that they're getting only a small fraction of the money the government was supposed to pay them for losses they incurred covering newly insured Americans under Obamacare.

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