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Basic Health Program (Affordable Care Act)

$12,901,807,022

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: INSURANCE
Popular Name: (BHP)
CFDA Number
93.640

Objectives: Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act gives states the option of creating a Basic Health Program (BHP), a health benefits coverage program for low-income residents who would otherwise be eligible to purchase coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The program is for specified individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid but whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

 
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