Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Choosing an Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to cover a minimum set of medical benefits, known as “essential health benefits,” and states must select a “benchmark plan” to serve as a reference point. This issue brief examines states' progress in selecting a benchmark plan and the approaches they’ve adopted in making their selection.

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Date: Mar 2013
Author: Sabrina Corlette, Kevin W. Lucia, and Max Levin