Three Month Extension Will Allow More Americans To Get Covered

Washington, DC — The Biden administration announced today it will extend the Affordable Care Act special enrollment period it opened to allow Americans to get coverage as they continue to face the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The news comes as millions of families will be able to access the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced financial assistance beginning on April 1. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“The American Rescue Plan makes health care more affordable for millions of people. Extending this special enrollment period will allow many more Americans to learn they can access low or zero premium coverage. Keeping the Affordable Care Act Marketplace open for enrollment will save people money and make Americans healthier — both especially important as we continue to battle this pandemic.”