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The American Rescue Plan and the Unemployed: Making Health Coverage More Affordable After Job Loss

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) offers enhanced health insurance premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions for people receiving unemployment compensation (UC) benefits in 2021. The enhanced subsidies are accessible on as of July 1, 2021. This Issue Brief examines the UC premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction provisions under the ARP, describes the populations likely to benefit from these new temporary provisions, and provides illustrative examples to highlight the possible household impacts of these provisions.

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ASPE Issue Brief
Uninsured & Underinsured
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