Essential Health Benefits: Policy Considerations

Kavita Patel

Posted 12/28/11 on the Health Affairs Blog

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In the recently released bulletin from HHS on the essential health benefits (EHB), the administration answered a major question on the minds of many critical healthcare stakeholders: Will the administration be specific in their guidance and create a definition of what constitutes “essential?”  The answer, is no, they will leave the bulk of the decision-making to the states, thus increasing the likelihood of variation in benefits and access to elements of care.

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