NHeLP Letter to CCIIO Director, Ellen Montz – Re: Request for Modifications to the Federal Prescription Drug and Maternity Care Essential Health Benefit Standards

Executive Summary

Despite improvements in coverage of Essential Health Benefits (EHB) since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, significant gaps remain in access to care in various categories of service. In this follow-up letter to leadership at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), NHeLP urges the Department of Health and Human Services to address unmet needs regarding prescription drug and maternity care coverage through regulatory changes in the next Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters. The letter further highlights how these actions would advance the Biden administration’s goals of achieving health equity and racial and reproductive health justice.

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