Where can I find information about the American Rescue Plan Act as it relates to healthcare and health insurance?
ARPA includes provisions to expand health insurance options for the uninsured and people with lower and moderate incomes. Health-insurance related relief includes:
- Incentives for states to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion (section 9814);
- Medicaid and CHIP coverage of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, without cost-sharing (sections 9811 and 9821);
- COBRA premium subsidies for people who have lost employer-sponsored insurance (section 9501);
- Expansion of premium tax credit (PTC) for individuals who purchase health insurance in the marketplace (sections 9661-9663); and
- Free marketplace insurance for certain individuals collecting unemployment in 2021 (section 9663).
The following online resources are available for researchers with questions about ARPA and healthcare or health insurance:
- Fact Sheet: The American Rescue Plan – Health and Human Services
- Marketplace Coverage & Coronavirus – HealthCare.gov
- The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA; P.L. 117-2): Title IX, Subtitle G—Tax Provisions Related to Promoting Economic Security – Congressional Research Service
- American Rescue Plan Act: Health Coverage Provisions Explained External – Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
Additional resources may be added to this FAQ when/if sites are updated to reflect ARPA.
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