The Vitals

Urban Study: EHBs Make Up Small Share Of Premiums

July 10, 2017
The essential health benefits required by the Affordable Care Act most at risk of disappearing under the GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act make up only a small percentage of premiums but would make plans unaffordable to those who need them if they are cut, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. Maternity and newborn care make up 6 percent of premiums, while habilitative and rehabilitative care make up about 2 percent, and pediatric and vision care account for 1...

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