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The American Rescue Plan Is Helping African Americans

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Here's how The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is helping African Americans and other communities of color.

Not long after Biden was sworn in as president in January, he launched a special enrollment period to sign up for health coverage through the Afforable Care Act (ACA) better known as Obamacare.

Biden recently extended the enrollment period through Aug. 15.

Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia, which run their own ACA exchanges, have also extended their enrollment periods. Those looking for coverage today and current enrollees on the federal exchange are now able to access extra premium subsidies as part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

A study of the ACA from 2010 through 2018 shows people of color have made significant gains in ACA coverage, which has narrowed long standing disparities in coverage.

The gains in health coverage for people of color will likely lead to reductions in disparities in access to and use of healthcare as well as health outcomes over the long term.

In the six weeks of the special enrollment period that President Joe Biden opened, more than 528,000 have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

According to theGrio, African American Ambassador Susan Rice said 17%, or about 90,000 new ACA enrollees are Black Americans. There are also significant increases in signups among low-income Americans and among states with high numbers of uninsured Americans.

In Florida and Texas, two states with the highest number of uninsured Americans, more than 146,000 and 98,000 residents signed up, respectively.

Estimates are that 4 out of 5 who enroll in a new 2021 health plan can find a plan for $10 per month, with financial assistance.

We will make sure that you get the maximum amount of financial relief that you're entitled to.  

You probably qualify for low or zero-premium healthcare with the lowest deductibles, lowest out-of-pocket costs, and the lowest cost to see your doctor.

This is full coverage and covers everything from the private health insurance companies that you can choose like Anthem,  Blue Cross,  Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, and all the brand name carriers that you know and trust. 

Call us at (877) THE HALO to make sure you get every dollar this new law wants to give you.

We will:

  • Discuss how the new law impacts you

  • Review your coverages

  • Show you  all your options 

  • Help you complete your application

  • Calculate your subsidy and get you the maximum

  • Submit it to the federal government 

  • Get you approved within minutes!

Call (877) THE HALO

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