Lawmaker Asks HHS To Rethink Essential Benefits Rules

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 3:38 PM EST) -- House Committee on Small Business Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday that its proposed rules for essential health benefits on insurance exchanges would impose too much expense on small employers.

Graves argued that the proposed rule would make health care coverage more expensive, not less, for small businesses.

“Although the proposed rule purports to allow states flexibility by implementing broad categories of benefits, the breadth of the required benefits package, and the cost of it, may put...
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