The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the methodology and data sources it proposes to use to determine federal payment to states that establish a Basic Health Program (BHP) for 2021. Through the BHP, which was authorized by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states may offer health benefits to certain low-income individuals otherwise eligible to purchase coverage through an Affordable Insurance Exchange. CMS will accept comments on the proposed methodology through March 11, 2020.

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