Steven Stack, president of American Medical Association, says group is 'relieved that today's Supreme Court decision will allow millions of patients to continue accessing the health care they need and deserve'
Secretary of Health and Human Services says it will be up to Congress, states, governors to determine if subsidies would still be available for health insurance if court rules against administration - @Reuters
Editor's note: Citing a cyber-intelligence company, Bloomberg News has reported forensic evidence suggests the hackers responsible for the US government breach announced Thursday likely carried out attacks on health-insurance providers Anthem Inc. and Premera Blue Cross. - Tom
Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss.
An insurer, or insurance carrier, is a company selling the insurance; the insured, or policyholder, is the person or entity buying the insurance policy. The amount of money to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage is called the premium. Risk management, the practice of appraising and controlling risk, has evolved as a discrete field of study and practice.
The transaction involves the insured assuming a guaranteed and known relatively small loss in the form of payment to the insurer in exchange for the insurer's promise to compensate (indemnify) the insured in the case of a financial (personal) loss. The insured receives a contract, called the insurance policy, which details the conditions and circumstances under which the insured will be financially compensated.