essential health benefits

New York Includes Autism Benefits in Health Reform Plan

ALBANY (October 2, 2012) -- New York has included autism coverage as part of the "essential health benefits" package individual and small group health plans will have to begin offering in the state in 2014 as part o... More...

California Includes Autism Benefits in Health Care Reform Plan

SACRAMENTO (October 2, 2012) -- Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that incorporates autism insurance benefits, including ABA coverage, as part of California's "... More...

'The ACA's 50-State "Essential Health Benefits" Tangle:' LDI Health Economist

PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2012) -- Janet Weiner, MPH, associate director for health policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, assesses how the states are implementing the Affordable C... More...

HHS Gives States Flexibility in Determining 'Essential Health Benefits'

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today proposed policies that would give states more flexibility in implementing the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014. Read the HHS ... More...

Autism Speaks 'Optimistic' With HHS Plan Allowing States to Maintain ABA Coverage

NEW YORK (December 16, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, expressed optimism with today’s ... More...

Advocates Report on Testimony at HHS 'Listening Sessions' Held Across U.S.

NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2011) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a series of "listening sessions" in cities across the United States during November to help guide its implementation of th... More...

Autism Speaks Presents White Paper to HHS on Autism Coverage and Essential Health Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2011) -- Autism Speaks presented the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a White Paper outlining why autism treatments and services should be included in the "essential health benefi... More...

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