from NHELP: by Hayley Penan on September 06, 2018 In recent months public comments on government attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid have helped to counter and slow the Trump administration’s agenda to weaken both health care laws that are vital to tens of millions of people from coast to coast. For example, public comments recently helped to protect the ACA’s essential health benefits (EHBs.) Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed the selection process for states to update their EHB base benchmark plans. Benchmark plans set the floor for what coverage health insurance plans in the individual and small group market, including the ACA Marketplace, must provide in their plans. They also ensure that individuals enrolling in these plans get quality affordable coverage. The new selection process provides significant leeway for states to change their EHB benchmark plan minimum requirements in w
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