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HHS urged to keep essential benefits affordable for small business
Modern Healthcare

A coalition of business groups, health plans and healthcare providers is urging HHS to follow private-sector approaches as the department develops a final rule on the essential health benefits that individual and small-group plans must cover as part of the 2010 healthcare reform law.

The Essential Health Benefits Coalition, whose membership includes the National Retail Federation, the U.S.

Chamber of Commerce, America’s Health Insurance Plans, the American Osteopathic Association and the Pharmacy Care Management Association, submitted a list last month of six recommendations to HHS in response to the department’s November proposed rule on essential health benefits.