Obama administration officials are starting to create the framework for what could be another major health insurance program: the Basic Health Program.

A state that used the PPACA Basic Health Program could get money from the federal government to set up a voluntary, government-run, enrollee-paid health plan for the working poor.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released paperwork review analyses for a key component of the Basic Health Program — information about the mechanics of how CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — would fund the new plan.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.