HHS To Finalize Basic Health Plan Rules Within 1 Year

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Federal officials have committed to issuing final rules on the Affordable Care Act's basic health plan, which aims to help states insure low- and moderate-income people who don't qualify for Medicaid, within a year, and to have the program up and running by 2015, a Senate Democrat announced Thursday.

The Department of Health and Human Services had announced in February that the basic health plan option would not be available when the ACA's insurance exchanges open in 2014, saying it would take another year to get the...
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