Unfortunately a lot of news coverage on the Affordable Care Act's implementation has left something to be desired. The issues are complex and hard to keep track of, and even when a reporter has the best of intentions, he or she can make mistakes. Kaiser Health News has bucked the trend and published a clear and accurate article about the fairly complex issue of habilitation as an essential health benefit. The implementation of this requirement has been fairly convoluted and varies from state to state, but KHN breaks it down about as clearly and succinctly as is possible. This is an important issue for occupational therapy practitioners and consumers (more on that here and here). Look for more on habilitative services in upcoming issues of OT Practice and AJOT