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Biden Stimulus Increase Cut Obamacare Plan Premiums by 40%

Aug. 4, 2021, 4:30 PM

Monthly premiums for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act federal marketplace fell an average of 40% because of a boost in subsidies from government stimulus funds, the Biden administration said.

More than 1.5 million people have enrolled in health plans through the HealthCare.gov marketplace since the administration opened a special window Feb. 15. Another 2.5 million who already had coverage took advantage of expanded assistance created by the American Rescue Plan stimulus that President Joe Biden signed into law in March.

Biden has prioritized expanding enrollment and lowering premium costs in the ACA exchanges, a reversal from his predecessor ...

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