Research Report The Basic Health Program in Utah
Matthew Buettgens, Stan Dorn, Jeremy Roth, Caitlin Carroll
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Using the American Community Survey augmented with results from the Urban Institute's Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model, we estimated eligibility, enrollment, and costs for a Basic Health Program (BHP) for Utah under the Affordable Care Act. We find that 55,000 Utahns would qualify for BHP; between 31,000 and 41,000 would likely enroll. Federal BHP payments would likely exceed state costs, with the amount depending on BHP plan cost sharing. BHP would reduce the size of the nongroup exchange by about a quarter, leaving about 120,000 covered lives.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform State health care reform
Policy Centers Health Policy Center