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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44163.pdf

The Affordable Care Act requires all non-grandfathered health plans to offer a core package of health care services, known as essential health benefits. Because each state selects its own EHB benchmark plan, considerable variation occurs from state to state. This report discusses the variations and other aspects of essential health benefits under the law. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists