Affordable Care Act / Essential Health Benefits / Health Policy

The time is now for final rules re: mental health parity

The time is now for final rules re: mental health parity This NY Times article illustrates the need for final rulemaking from the federal government on the issue of mental health parity.  While the Affordable Care Act strengthens existing parity laws by mandating substance use and mental health services be covered under the Essential Health … Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s Essential Health Benefits Package Progress (or lack thereof)
Affordable Care Act / Essential Health Benefits / Health Reform / Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Essential Health Benefits Package Progress (or lack thereof)

Previously, I provided information about the progress of Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) implementation.  Today I received an email from Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) Commissioner, Michael Consedine, providing an update on the Commonwealth’s developments with the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) package and other health reform issues. In his email, sent out through PAHealthOptions.com, the Insurance Commissioner … Continue reading