I Am Essential Coalition comments on HHS NBPP 2018 Proposed Rule

We, the 153 undersigned patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families, are pleased to submit comments on the proposed rule, Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 (NBPP) (81 FR 61455, Sep. 6, 2016). Our comments reflect the experiences beneficiaries we represent have encountered while shopping for and utilizing the Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) over the past three years. They focus on 1) Standardized Options approach for 2018; 2) revisions to the Risk Adjustment Program methodology; and 3) enhancing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) important patient protections. Read the full letter here.