Fierce Healthcare July 14, 2021
Paige Minemyer

More than 2 million people have signed up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) exchanges under the pandemic special enrollment period, the Biden administration announced.

Since the launch of the SEP on Feb. 15, 1.5 million people have enrolled in coverage using HealthCare.gov and 600,000 have enrolled used a state-based exchange, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Wednesday.

Since April, 1.2 million people have selected a plan with a premium of $10 or less, the agency said. This is thanks to temporarily enhanced subsidies for exchange plans that were included in the American Rescue Plan, which President Joe Biden is aiming to make permanent.

“Let’s be clear—the monthly Marketplace numbers show that across the country, there’s...

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Topics: ACA (Affordable Care Act), CMS, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Medicaid, Patient / Consumer, Payer
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