With help from Brett Norman, Erin Mershon and Rachana Pradhan

NOT EXACTLY A “BAILOUT” — Insurers have learned just how much money they’ll be receiving from the ACA’s risk corridors program this year — and it’s a whole lot less than they had requested. HHS officials announced last night that the government will pay insurers $362 million from the program for 2014 — or 12 percent of the $2.9 billion they sought. Under the law, the government is required to eventually make the full requested payments. But as Pro’s Paul Demko notes the “huge shortfall raises questions about where the funds for the program will come from and whether some insurers will encounter cash-flow problems.”