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More on Cost Containment and MLR

Be sure to read this piece in today’s California Health Line for more on the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and other cost containment provisions in health reform.

My favorite quote comes from Paul Markovich, chief operating officer for Blue Shield of California, who concludes that insuring everyone is positive for both insurers and the public… “Getting people covered is a big step forward in addressing the underlying cost issue.”

Exactly.