March 9, 2018

Repealing Essential Health Benefits Will Leave People with Preexisting Conditions Unprotected

 Members of Congress and the Trump Administration have frequently proposed measures that would eliminate or undermine essential health benefits (EHBs) established by the Affordable Care Act.

This means getting rid of a core protection for people with pre-existing conditions. And it would have devastating consequences for millions of people. 

Weakening or eliminating the EHB requirements would leave millions without any affordable health care options, forcing them to pay out of pocket for needed care or go without care all together.

Short Analysis
March 2017

Under House Bill Consumers Will Pay More For Less

There are countless sobering findings in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) assessment of the House GOP repeal bill, most importantly that the bill would lead to 24 million people losing health insurance.


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