HHS Affordability Rule Opposed by Sens. Cardin, Mikulski and Cong. Cummings
Working closely with CDHP, as they did in negotiations over oral health provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland lawmakers were quick to see that the new rule was not living up to Congressional intent. Click here to read CDHP's post from February 20th referencing HHS's release of the Final EHB Rule.
In asking HHS to reconsider its just-released rule, Senator Cardin said, “I will pursue every route available to make certain that children can receive the affordable oral health benefits that Congress intended.” Cardin was responsible for the provision creating a guaranteed dental benefit in the 2009 reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and then in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here to read the press release.
CDHP will continue to work closely with Congress, HHS, and the states to ensure that the ACA's promise of affordable, meaningful pediatric oral health coverage is available for American families.
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