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Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans on the individual and small group market, including all plans sold on the exchanges, contain a package of items and services. Required care services include: emergency services, ambulatory patient services, maternity care, pediatric care, mental health care, laboratory services, prescription drugs, and others.

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

Federal law requiring hospitals that participate in Medicare to screen and stabilize patients needing emergency care, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.…