Brief Estimating Federal Payments and Eligibility for Basic Health Programs: An Illustrative Example
Stan Dorn, Jennifer Tolbert
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Some states are considering adoption of the Basic Health Program (BHP) to make coverage more affordable to low income consumers. This paper provides detailed information about the characteristics of BHP-eligible residents in each state. It explains how policymakers can use that information to estimate average federal BHP payments per BHP-eligible resident, both overall and within various age and income bands. The paper also explains in detail how federal BHP payments are calculated.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Health equity State health care reform Private insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center