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Anthem said sales of Obamacare plans have been disappointing to date, and the company could pull back its business in those plans in 2018. The Anti-Kickback statute is not only a criminal prohibition against payments made purposefully to induce or reward the referral or generation of Federal health care business, it also addresses the offer or payment of anything of value in return for purchasing, leasing, ordering of any item or service reimbursable in whole or part by a Federal health care program.

But the trend toward reducing benefits and dropping health insurance altogether was in full swing before the act kicked in this year, according to a recent analysis by the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.health care

Where a doctor had a small staff helping with the back office to bill insurers and where the health care information systems vendors …