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Essential Health Benefits Overview

Introduced by the Affordable Care Act, Essential Health Benefits (EHB) are a set of ten health care service categories that certain health plans must cover. In February 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Final Rule, which finalized changes to the EHB standard. This month’s National Health Law Program Health Advocate […]

Essential Health Benefits Update and Advocacy Opportunities

On February 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations that finalized changes to the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) standard of the Affordable Care Act. The National Health Law Program’s fact sheet provides an overview of the original rules, changes being made to EHB standards by way of this rule, and an overview of […]

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Uncovering Coverage Opportunities: Florida’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Beginning October 1, 2013, millions of Floridians who are uninsured — or who are insured but have inadequate or unaffordable coverage — will be able to purchase a health plan through the new Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although Congress passed the ACA in 2010, almost three and […]

Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Would Prove Costly to Businesses

Many of the businesses that anchor the state’s service-based, tourist-dependent economy would be placed at a significant competitive disadvantage if Florida rejects Medicaid expansion. These include, for example, Florida’s retail, restaurant and hotel chains. If Florida expands Medicaid, employers pay no penalty for low-wage workers who enroll in Medicaid. As a result, a large employer […]

Florida Employers Will Benefit Immensely From Medicaid Expansion

Affordable Care Act opponents have expressed a desire to forego the opportunity to expand Medicaid, ostensibly out of concern for the perceived burden on the state budget and, by extension, on Florida businesses.  In reality, however, Florida’s participation in Medicaid expansion would provide a significant and disproportionate benefit to employers in Florida’s service industry-dominated economy. […]

Quick Wins Under the New Health Care Reform Law

In the wake of the passage of federal health care reform last month, confusion still abounds.  That confusion has often been fueled by misinformation provided by opponents. It’s unfortunate, because so many who will benefit from the new legislation have been dishonestly convinced to viciously attack it. Two of the most important but hardest-to-get-across truths […]