The Basic Health Program Could Help More People Access Health Care, But Recent Challenges Have Emerged

Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Basic Health Program Could Help More People Access Health Care, But Recent Challenges Have Emerged
Katharine London, MS
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robert W. Seifert, MPA
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This article highlights the positive aspects of the Basic Health Program by discussing the opportunity, how the program works, and challenge to implementation in Connecticut. The pogram, an Affordable Care Act (ACA) option, gives states the opportunity to make health care more affordable to lower income people who do not qualify for Medicaid.