Basic Health Plan (BHP) To Be Delayed Until 2015

HHS has announced that the Basic Health Plan (BHP) will be delayed for one year and should be implemented by 2015 under ObamaCare.

The Basic Health Plan is a plan or plans designed to fill in the area between Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) and subsidy level plans in the exchange.  The Basic Health Plan (BHP) would provide a very low cost coverage option for those who do not qualify for no-cost Medicaid and cannot afford to pay the premium required for subsidized Silver Tier health plans.

According to Kaiser News, HHS apparently "ran out of time" to provide guidance to have the BHP program running by 2014.

This is not particularly good news for those in the 100%-150% FPL ranges.  

Dave
www.davefluker.com

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