What does the American Rescue Plan mean for health care in Connecticut?

Private Insurance: Major Increases in ACA Exchange Subsidies for 2021 and 2022

COBRA Reimbursement at 100 percent

Medicaid

  • People who use Medicaid or CHIP will be able to get COVID-19 treatment or vaccines without cost sharing for a full year after the pandemic ends.
  • States can also choose to extend the use of emergency Medicaid to provide COVID-19 vaccines and treatment to individuals who are usually ineligible for Medicaid and receive 100 percent federal match
  • Gives states a new option to extend Medicaid coverage for new mothers from 60 days to 12 months.
  • Enhances vaccine distribution and administration, including establishment and expansion of community vaccination centers and mobile vaccination units, particularly in underserved areas
  • Improves the testing and contact tracing infrastructure
  • Expands the public health workforce
  • Increases funding for community health centers
  • Invests in the supply chain to ensure we have everything needed to manufacture and deliver vaccinations and therapeutics, and have adequate testing and PPE supplies

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We are an activist philanthropy in CT fighting on the front lines of health care activism, because everyone deserves health care.

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