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October 6, 2011

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A new Institute of Medicine report provides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a set of criteria and methods to develop a package of essential health benefits that will cover many health care needs, promote medically effective services, and be affordable to purchasers. The package will establish the minimum benefits that certain health insurance plans must cover under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.