I Am Essential Coalition comments on HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 Proposed Rule

The "I Am Essential" coalition, representing hundreds of patient groups and their allies, has prepared comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 Proposed Rule.  This rule will govern how Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Marketplaces will operate in 2018 and beyond. Our comments address 1) the Standardized Options approach for 2018; 2) revisions to the Risk Adjustment Program methodology; and 3) enhancing the Affordable Care Act’s important patient protections.

If your organization would like to sign onto the comment letter, please fill out this form  by COB,  Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 

Please invite your networks to sign this letter to demonstrate our strong patient community voice.  If you need any assistance, please contact Natalie Kean at nkean@theaidsinstitute.org.


Thank you.

Beatriz Duque Long
Senior Director, Government Relations
Epilepsy Foundation

Carl Schmid
Deputy Executive Director
The AIDS Institute

Andrew Sperling
Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy
National Alliance on Mental Illness