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HHS Issues Guidelines For Basic Health Programs, Same-Sex Households

Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Health and Human Services on March 12, 2104, issued regulations governing the Basic Health Program (BHP) required by Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Section 1331.

(Regulation available. Document #93-140326-038X.)

Under the rule, states will have the option to establish BHPs for individuals whose income exceeds 133 percent of the federal poverty level but does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level and who are both ineligible for Medicaid and insurance through one of the exchanges.

The rule...
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