In the absence of federal legislation, states are actively seeking tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states to stabilize their health insurance marketplace. SHVS is tracking state activity and has many resources, including a template, for states interested in pursuing a Section 1332 waiver.
Basic Health Plan: Is it an option for your State?
Manatt Health Solutions – Deborah Bachrach and Melinda Dutton
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides subsidized coverage options for individuals up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. States are responsible in large part for implementing the coverage expansions, and the ACA provides states the option to set up a Basic Health Plan (BHP) for individuals between the Medicaid expansion income limit (138 percent) and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. This webinar by Manatt Health Solutions was designed to educate and aid states in analyzing and making a decision whether to pursue the BHP option as part of their broader ACA implementation strategy. The slides provide an overview of the statutory requirements, followed by a step-by-step analysis of the financial and operational issues, as well as the impact on delivery systems and state exchanges.