In previous news items, we had reported on state benchmark plans and essential health benefits (EHBs). In April, we wrote about the report CMS did on the three largest small group products by state, and in May, we wrote about the brief that the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) published on EHBs and prescription drugs.
More recently, we have added some information on what some of the specific states are doing with respect to their state benchmark plans and the EHBs. This information can be found on the state specific pages under “State Specific Resources.” The states that we have added information for are:
In some instances, these states are still looking for public input, so there is still time to act for advocates. As we receive more information as to what specific states are doing, we will add it to the state pages and update the list here, so check back regularly. If you want to understand more about EHBs and what advocates can do, be sure to check out a fact sheet that was recently released by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP). That fact sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.