The Role of the Basic Health Program in the Coverage Continuum: Opportunities, Risks, and Considerations for States

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This Kaiser Family Foundation brief, authored by Manatt Health Solutions, assesses the potential benefits and drawbacks to states from implementing a Basic Health Program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief discusses the potential impact of a Basic Health Program on the effectiveness of state exchanges and strategies to manage these effects. It also offers a framework for states looking to assess the financial feasibility of the Basic Health Program, highlighting key considerations in estimating the amount of federal funding they will receive and the costs of implementing the program.