10 Health Benefits Required for All Insurance Plans under ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans on the public exchange must meet a specific set of requirements. Here are 10 health benefits that all plans must include under the health care law:

1. Ambulatory patient services

2. Emergency services

3. Hospitalization

4. Maternity and newborn care

5. Mental health and substance abuse disorder services, including behavioral health treatment

6. Prescription drugs

7. Rehabilitative and rehabilitative services and devices

8. Laboratory services

9. Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management

10. Pediatric services, including oral and vision care

Note: The extent to which each benefit is covered will depend on the insurance plan you select. For more information on the available plans in your state, please visit healthcare.gov.

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