Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage Since February

Washington, DC — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that two million Americans have signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces since President Biden opened a special enrollment period in February. Importantly, many of these enrollees have been able to take advantage of the dramatic savings under the American Rescue Plan, with more than a third of new and returning enrollees selecting plans for $10 or less per month. Americans can continue to enroll in ACA coverage through August 15. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“Two million more Americans have health care because Joe Biden is our president. The message is clear: after years of Republican attacks on our health care, Democrats are committed to expanding and improving care for all Americans. Now, Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build on the success of the ACA and lower the cost of prescription drugs, expand Medicare benefits, and close the Medicaid coverage gap. These essential measures are included in the agreement made by Senate Democrats on the forthcoming budget resolution and have strong support from President Biden — a true health care champion. As we recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it is imperative that we make health care better, more accessible and more affordable for all Americans.”