Basic Health Plan: Is it an Option for Your State?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides subsidized coverage options for individuals up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). States are responsible in large part for implementing the coverage expansions, and the ACA provides states the option to set up a Basic Health Plan (BHP) for individuals between the Medicaid expansion income limit (138 percent) and 200 percent of the FPL. A webinar by Manatt Health Solutions was designed to educate and aid states in analyzing and making a decision whether to pursue the BHP option as part of their broader ACA implementation strategy. The slides provide an overview of the statutory requirements, followed by a step-by-step analysis of the financial and operational issues, as well as the impact on delivery systems and state exchanges.