New proposed Affordable Care Act regulations came down Tuesday. This article from the New York Times provides some highlights. Among other things, the proposed rules set forth 10 categories of minimum essential benefits for health plans. Among these would be dental care and vision services for children and treatment of mental health and drug abuse problems. The president of America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group, is quoted expressing concern that “many families and small businesses will be required to purchase coverage that is more costly than they have today.”
More on the proposed regulations to come.