Lynn Shapiro Snyder Quoted in Article, “Will ‘Essential Benefits’ Break the Bank?”

Managed Care

Lynn Sharpiro Snyder, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "Will 'Essential Benefits' Break the Bank?"

Following is an excerpt:

Quick: Which aspect of health care reform is likely to have the biggest impact? The individual mandate? The health insurance exchanges? No-cost preventative services? The so-called Cadillac tax? How about this one: Essential Benefits.

"The big question is what Secretary Sebelius will glean from the results of DOL's report," says Snyder. For example, does the fact that a benefit is not prevalent suggest that it should not be covered or does it mean that it is a new and more efficient benefit that is just getting off the ground?"