Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits

Ruger JP. “Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2012; 366(8): 681-3.

The Obama administration scored a political point in December with its bulletin on essential health benefits, appeasing critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by giving states the right to determine what those benefits should be.1 The proposal is politically savvy. But is it fair?

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