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Dems press for openness on essential benefits
Modern Healthcare

A small group of House Democrats expressed concern about HHS allowing states to determine the definition of essential health benefit packages. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and George Miller (D-Calif.), ranking members, respectively, on the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means and Education and the Workforce Committees, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (PDF) about the essential health benefits bulletin that HHS’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued in mid-December.