In the US, employment does not guarantee health insurance, and many people cannot afford to buy it on their own. So they will lean on public health coverage and assistance programs: Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Basic Health Programs, or premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions through ACA marketplace plans. But which of these programs are within reach of people making minimum wage?
State Refor(u)m is an online network for health reform implementation. It is an initiative of the National Academy for State Health Policy, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site connects state health officials looking for information and assistance with their peers and other experts who have relevant resources and experiences to share.