What are essential health benefits?

These benefits must be covered by most health plans starting in 2014:

  • Doctor visits, including care when you’re sick
  • Check-ups to stay healthy
  • Children’s visits to doctors, dentists and eye doctors
  • Emergency care, including ambulance, emergency room and hospital stays
  • Devices that help people recover after injuries and illnesses
  • Doctor visits for moms-to-be, new moms and babies
  • Hospital visits
  • Some prescription drugs
  • X-rays, MRIs, blood work and other tests
  • Care from doctors like surgeons, mental health professionals and substance abuse counselors

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