How health insurers would benefit from tax reform
Large health insurance companies would be among the biggest winners under Republicans' tax overhaul bill. Nearly all of their business is based in the U.S. and they consequently pay close to the full 35% corporate tax rate.
The bottom line: Cutting the corporate tax rate to 20% would instantly boost insurers' profits. Some of that benefit could result in lower premiums for anyone who has health coverage, but insurers would also find ways to keep as much of that money as possible.