American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Healthcare Provisions in the American Rescue Plan

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The law looks to alleviate the burden felt by the millions of people who lost their employer-sponsored health insurance over the first six months of the pandemic and assist the hardest-hit communities through the extension of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidies, expanding Medicaid coverage, increasing funding for behavioral health, ramping up COVID-19 vaccines and testing, providing financial relief for rural providers, and enacting other individual and healthcare system protections. (Read more…)

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  1. How ARPA Enhances 2022 ACA Marketplace Subsidies

    • All: $273 ACA plus $70 ARPA
    • Below 150% FPL: $477 ACA plus $33 ARPA
    • 150%-250% FPL: $411 ACA plus $45 ARPA
    • 250%-400% FPL: $286 ACA plus $37 ARPA
    • 400%-600% FPL: $13 ACA plus $213 ARPA
    • More than 600% FPL: $0 ACA plus $213 ARPA

    Note:
    FPL denotes the Federal Poverty Level; ARPA denotes the average American Rescue Plan Act subsidies; ACA denotes the average Affordable Care Act subsidies.
    Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, October 28, 2021

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