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
Commonwealth Medicine
Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH
Commonwealth Medicine
Robert W. Seifert, MPA
Commonwealth Medicine

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.