The Basic Health Option: Will it Work for Low-Income Consumers?


Publication Date: July 2011

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Families USA

Research Area: Health

Keywords: basic health; low-income; health reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This brief provides a framework for advocates to think about whether this option, created by the health care law, will work for their state. It covers program basics, discusses the problems it might address, and raises key issues that can affect the direction such a program might take.