SPEAC submitted a tailored version of this testimony template in Florida in support of equal coverage and access for all cancer treatments. It also provided oral testimony in Tennessee in support of an oral chemotherapy access bill that unfortunately never moved.
The Affordable Care Act ensures that health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of Health Insurance Marketplaces, offer a core package of services, known as “essential health benefits (EHB).” States were asked to select a benchmark plan to define EHB. SPEAC submitted comments to each state that selected its own benchmark plan. Those that did not meet the deadline defaulted to the largest plan in the state’s small group market. SPEAC submitted a customized version of this comment letter template to the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, KS, KY, MD, MA, NE, NV, NY, ND, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, WA.