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What are the Ten Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) and how do they affect me?

EHB requirements were built into the ACA to ensure that people and small businesses have access to comprehensive health coverage, specifically important health benefits like:

  • Ambulatory patient services
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance abuse services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehab services
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive and wellness services
  • Pediatric services