On September 25, 2013, HHS published a proposed rule that would establish the Basic Health Program, as required by section 1331 of the ACA. The Basic Health Program would provide states with the flexibility to establish a health benefits coverage program for low-income individuals who would otherwise be eligible to purchase coverage through the state’s Affordable Insurance Exchange/Health Insurance Marketplace). According to HHS, the Basic Health Program would complement and coordinate with enrollment in a qualified health plan through the Exchange, as well as with enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP. The proposed rule establishes the framework for Basic Health Program eligibility and enrollment, benefits, delivery of health care services, transfer of funds to participating states, and federal oversight.  Comments on the proposal will be accepted until November 25, 2013.