- Health care reform requires the government to pay private insurers less, therefore it is likely some will choose not to continue their plans. Others will curtail extra benefits such as reimbursement for gym membership or free eyeglasses.
- The largest cuts will occur in 2015.
- Satisfactory plans will be eligible for bonuses.
A combination of the additional revenue and savings are estimated to extend the life of Medicare an additional 7 to 10 years from its current insolvency date of 2017.