Gutting Essential Health Benefits Hurts All of Us

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), over four million Latino adults and 600,000 Latino children have gained health coverage. But beyond these important gains, the ACA does something else.

The ACA ensures that every health plan covers at least these 10 “essential health benefits”:

  • Hospitalizations
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Mental health and addiction treatment services
  • Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care
  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive care, wellness services, and chronic disease management
  • Pediatric services, including oral and vision care for children

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