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CMS outlines Basic Health Program standards
Modern Healthcare

The CMS on Friday laid out the standards for the healthcare reform law’s Basic Health Program, which gives states the option to establish a health benefits program for low-income individuals who otherwise would be eligible to buy coverage in the health insurance exchanges.

Effective after Jan. 1, 2015, this program would affect individuals whose incomes are between 133% and 200% of the federal poverty level.

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