Designing the Essential Health Benefits for Your State: An Advocate’s Guide
The passage of the Affordable Care Act provides an unprecedented opportunity to expand coverage to millions of Americans, but as a nation we must ensure all individuals are guaranteed health coverage that meets their basic health needs. Families USA has created a guide to help advocates guide their states in choosing benchmark plans and defining essential health benefits.
This resource includes an overview of the requirements that a state’s essential health benefits package will need to meet and outlines the process for defining these benefits using a benchmark plan. It also provides steps advocates can take to engage in the benchmark plan selection process and to advocate for a comprehensive essential health benefits package in their state.
Click on the link below to download the report in PDF format.