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Would States Eliminate Key Benefits if AHCA Waivers are Enacted?

Issue Brief
  1. In its application for a waiver, the state must show that the waiver would reduce average premiums for health insurance, increase enrollment in health insurance, stabilize the market for insurance coverage, stabilize premiums for applicants with pre-existing conditions, or increase choice of health plans.  AHCA, section 136.

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  2.   Plans generally paid for complications from pregnancy, but not for the costs associated with a normal delivery.

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  3. Roach, J., “Discrimination and Mental Illness, Codified in Federal Law and Continued by Agency Practice,” 2016 Mich. St. Law Review 269, at 285:288.

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