By: Héctor Hernández-Delgado and Wayne Turner
NHeLP submitted comments in response to the HHS’ Request for Information (RFI) regarding coverage of Essential Health Benefits (EHB) in the private health insurance market. The comments highlight the need to provide guidance to states to ensure consumers have appropriate information about EHB coverage requirements. In addition, NHeLP underscores the need for HHS to establish federal minimum standards for several benefit categories where gaps and significant health disparities remain. Finally, NHeLP urges HHS to establish a regular process for the agency to periodically review and update coverage of EHB to address coverage gaps and new medical evidence.