Mary Theroux at The Beacon wrote a piece on the Affordable Care Act with an intriguing question.

Also effective August 1, health insurance companies must issue refunds for premiums that went to administrative costs exceeding 20¢ on the dollar…

That got me thinking: I wonder how well the government does with the money it takes from me; and, if more than 20% is going to administrative costs rather then the services they provide, can I get a refund?

How much money would taxpayers be refunded if government agencies were held to the same 20% cap on administrative expenses?