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TAG Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking on Basic Health Program

May 2, 2019 – TAG sent these comments to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services, regarding a proposed funding change to the Basic Health Program (BHP). Under the Affordable Care Act, the BHP has been crucial, as it’s allowed New York state to develop its “Essential Plan.” This option offers quality and affordable healthcare coverage to low-income New Yorkers who narrowly fall short of meeting the Medicaid income eligibility requirements.

As stated in the comment, “TAG is also gravely concerned that this proposed rule, released in April 2019, would affect program funding for calendar year 2019, in violation of CMS’s requirements regarding timing of proposed rules and program years affected.”

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