The Implications of Cutting Essential Health Benefits [RWJF.org]

Essential health benefits (EHBs) targeted for cuts in reform debate represent a small share of total monthly premiums.

The Issue

Analysis shows the EHBs covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and targeted for cuts in repeal and replace legislation, represent less than 10 percent of total monthly premiums.

Conclusion 

The per-person costs of insuring EHBs are reasonably low, and account for small percentages of the overall premium when the costs are spread broadly across a large population with diverse ages and health care risks. Experts note that placing the costs fully on the users of health care can make those services unaffordable for those who need them.



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