American Rescue Plan Now Offers FREE Health Insurance Through 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress.
Zero-premium health care plans are available as of July 1 as part of the ARP's provisions for people claiming UI benefits.
Get free health care for claiming unemployment this year
If you have received or been approved for UI benefits anytime this year (2021) you now qualify for FREE healthcare for the remainder of the year.
There are no income limits to qualify.
Silver Plans FREE For UI Recipients
Middle-of-the-pack "silver" plans with $0 monthly premiums made their debut on July 1 as part of the program.
By comparison, this year's typical Obamacare premium is $452 a month, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.
The health plans in the free offer are provided by private insurers, and many also come with low or even no copayments or deductibles.
"We are doing everything we can to remove financial barriers to comprehensive health care," Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services