Basic Health Program: Issues for California

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Basic Health Program: Issues for California

August 10, 2011

Abstract

If California uses Medicaid and its Children's Health Insurance Program as the foundation for implementing the Basic Health Program option in the Affordable Care Act, coverage for low-income adults would be substantially more affordable than in the exchange; federal BHP payments would exceed baseline state costs; and the state could realize budget savings without raising costs for current Medicaid eligibles. However, low-income consumers would access more limited provider networks; the exchange would be smaller; individual insurance premiums could rise; and providers would experience a smaller increase in private reimbursement and a greater increase in public reimbursement than without BHP.

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