More than 1 million Americans selecting a 2021 health plan through the federally facilitated marketplace since April 1 will pay $10 or less per month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. That’s 34% of people selecting a plan through the marketplace since April 1, when the ARPA made more people eligible for marketplace subsidies and increased the amount of the subsidies, CMS said. A total of 1.24 million people have selected a plan through the marketplace during the special enrollment period created Feb. 15 in response to the COVID-19 emergency, which runs through Aug. 15, CMS reported today. The report includes data on the gender, race and ethnicity of consumers enrolling during the SEP, and state-level data on the percentage selecting plans for $10 or less per month.
“I encourage consumers to visit HealthCare.gov and apply to enroll in a plan before the deadline on August 15,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
For resources to help promote the SEP, see the Get Covered 2021 digital toolkit. AHA is a member of the non-partisan Get Covered 2021 coalition, which works to prevent COVID-19 transmission and expand coverage.