Essential Health Benefits Rule Puts Pressure On Insurers

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 8:04 PM EST) -- Federal regulators on Wednesday rebuffed pleas for more precise definitions of the essential health benefits certain insurance policies must cover under the Affordable Care Act, issuing a final rule with so much latitude for states to set standards that insurers could find themselves hard-pressed to deliver affordable coverage options everywhere, experts say.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged that "numerous commenters" urged it to better clarify what's meant by 10 broad categories of benefits spelled out in the ACA, but the agency generally...
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