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Comparing California’s Essential Health Benefit Package with Medicaid Benefit Package for Children

Organization: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

Primary Contact: Margaret McManus, MS

Grant Amount: $ for less than 6 months

Date Awarded:

Purpose

To review health plans and associated benefits that will be available through the California Health Benefit Exchange and prepare a policy brief with recommendations to assure CSHCN have appropriate coverage under plans purchased through Health Benefit Exchange

Outcome

Project completed

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High-end “platinum” coverage or basic catastrophic? In just a few months, many families of children with special health care needs must choose their level of health care coverage for 2014 under the Covered California Health Benefit Exchange. To make informed decisions, families will need to understand the benefits and markedly different cost-sharing requirements of the various products to be offered under the exchange plan. In this issue brief, Peggy McManus and Harriette Fox, of The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed plan, and notes issues of particular concern for families of children with some special health care needs.