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Getting the Most Out Care of Your Insurance Dollars

Nancy-Ann DeParle explains how a new provision of the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans get the most out of their health care dollars.

This summer, Americans across the country are receiving a new set of benefits from the Affordable Care Act. 

One of the biggest changes has to do with your health care premiums. 
Because of the new health care law, insurance providers are now required to devote at least 80 percent of the premiums you pay to your health care -- not to advertising, or administrative costs, or salaries for their CEOs. 
Providers can make sure they meet that standard by lowering your rates or improving your care, but right now, companies that aren't meeting the standard are actually providing rebates to their customers. Nearly 13 million Americans will receive more than $1 billion from insurance companies this summer. 
Back in 2010, Nancy-Ann DeParle, President Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, filmed a White Board to help explain the reform and why it matters.

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