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Eliminating Essential Health Benefits Will Shift Financial Risk Back to Consumers

How will the changes HHS and Congress are proposing to eliminate essential health benefits financially hurt consumers?

Prior to the ACA, one of five people who bought their own health plans had no prescription drug coverage, and only 12 states required pregnancy-related services to be covered by individual-market plans. Georgetown University’s Dania Palanker, JoAnn Volk, and Justin Giovannelli write the American Health Care Act punts the requirement that insurers cover a minimum package of health benefits to the states.

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