Are essential health benefits here to stay?

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By Rebekah D. Bayram, Barbara Dewey | 17 March 2017
The fate of essential health benefits (EHBs) is uncertain, and what could happen to them is an open question. Understanding market conditions prior to the ACA is crucial to predicting the impact of healthcare reform proposals. This article discusses how consumer choices are affected by mandating benefits, explores the potential effects on premiums, and identifies areas to watch as new health reforms are proposed.