Detrimental Effects of Allowing States to Waive the Essential Health Benefits

Executive Summary

In “Detrimental Effects of Allowing States to Waive the Essential Health Benefits,” Senior Attorney Michelle Lilienfeld and Staff Attorney Héctor Hernández-Delgado explain how the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act makes it easy for states to get rid of the Essential Health Benefits requirement and as a result leave consumers facing higher out-of-pocket costs and less access to basic health care services.

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