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TODAY: Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Americans Who May Have Lost Their Job During the Pandemic Have More Pathways to Obtain Affordable Health Care

Washington, DC — Starting today, as part of the American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration is providing more options for Americans to obtain affordable health care. Americans who may have lost their job during the pandemic, and are approved to receive unemployment compensation for any week beginning in 2021, may be able to find even lower cost plans and additional savings on out-of-pocket expenses. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“This provision of the American Rescue Plan is just the latest example of President Biden steering our country onto the right path. Now Americans who have been impacted from job losses or underemployment during the pandemic will have an easier time getting the health care they need. President Biden has delivered on his promises in his short time in office. In addition to passing the American Rescue Plan, which lowers premiums and expands coverage to millions of Americans, the Biden administration rolled back the Trump administration’s sabotage of the ACA and opened a special enrollment period that has helped nearly one million Americans get covered. These critical policies are only the first steps in President Biden’s plan to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care, rein in the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs, and address racial disparities in our health care system.”