Reports Underscore Risk of Failing to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

Recent analyses from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Urban Institute all demonstrate the impact that’s been made by the supersizing of Affordable Care Act exchange subsidies — as well as the damage to coverage rates and insurance markets that could be wrought if they aren’t extended past 2025.

The enhanced subsidies have been in place since March 2021 after the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. They both increased the level of advance premium tax credits available to lower-income individuals (making $0-premium plans widely available to that cohort) and expanded eligibility for APTC to middle-income Americans for the first time.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.

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