Comments: HCFANY Comments to the NYS Exchaneg on the Essential Health Benefit Benchmark Plan Option

Posted August 6, 2012 by Amanda

HCFANY submits these comments on New York’s selection of an Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plan for use in the individual and small group insurance markets.

The EHB decision is thus critically important for New York’s individuals, families, and small businesses, who are desperately in need of affordable, comprehensive insurance coverage. It is especially important for people with serious illness and disability who are at risk if the essential health benefit package is insufficient to meet their medical needs. The package that New York decides upon must meet the needs of all diverse segments of the state’s population.