I Am Essential Coalition sends letter to HHS Secretary on 2017 QHP Review & Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule & Letter to Issuers

I Am Essential, a coalition of patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families dedicated to successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), wrote a letter to The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, urging her to improve access to Essential Health Benefits and address discrimination against beneficiaries with chronic and serious health conditions enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).  In particular, I Am Essential calls attention to their ongoing concerns about prescription benefit coverage and discriminatory benefit design as the final review of 2017 QHPs and the Administration’s last Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) Rule and Letter to Issuers are being prepared.

View the full letter here.