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The health insurance and managed care industries are strange bedfellows. Now learn what is meant by health insurance: it works better for health insurance companies than it does for patients, by and large.
They, the insurers "like to cite figures showing that 87 cents of every dollar in premiums is spent on medical claims. But a new Senate analysis suggests that for-profit insurance companies are spending much less than that, especially for policies sold to individuals and small businesses. Instead, as little as 66 cents of each dollar paid in premiums goes toward doctor and hospital bills, while the rest covers administrative expenses, marketing and company profits."
Ableson R. "Senate Pressing Insurers on the Amount of Premiums They Spend on Care." (about medical loss ratios)