The Afford­able Care Act con­tains a “risk cor­ri­dor” pro­vi­sion which is designed to lim­it the loss­es of insur­ance com­pa­nies who end up tak­ing an inor­di­nate amount of “risk” due to the ACA (in Cal­i­for­nia, that would main­ly be Anthem Blue Cross). This year, the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion has, accord­ing to the Los Ange­les Times “qui­et­ly adjust­ed” the cor­ri­dor “to poten­tial­ly make bil­lions of addi­tion­al tax­pay­er dol­lars avail­able to the insur­ance industry”