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Oregon’s Basic Health Plan, Explained

Published On June 26, 2024

On June 7, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the State of Oregon’s proposed Blueprint to create a Basic Health Plan (BHP) under Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning July 1, 2024, Oregon will allow individuals with incomes between 138-200% federal poverty level (FPL) and who meet the BHP eligibility criteria to enroll in this new program, called the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Bridge Plan. This program is expected to help approximately 102,000 Oregonians access and maintain health coverage, offering dependable, affordable coverage in a way that works for Oregon by leveraging the state’s existing and unique infrastructure and health care system. 

The resource below summarizes what’s included in the approved Blueprint and how it increases eligible Oregonians’ access to affordable, comprehensive coverage.