Balancing adequacy and affordability?: Essential Health Benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

  title={Balancing adequacy and affordability?: Essential Health Benefits under the Affordable Care Act.},
  author={Simon F. Haeder},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={118 3},
The Essential Health Benefits provisions under the Affordable Care Act require that eligible plans provide coverage for certain broadly defined service categories, limit consumer cost-sharing, and meet certain actuarial value requirements. Although the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was tasked with the regulatory development of these EHB under the ACA, the department quickly devolved this task to the states. Not surprisingly, states fully exploited the leeway provided by HHS, and… Expand
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