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As millions of Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Affordable Care Act just got a booster shot of its own.

After 11 years of existential threats and months after an argument before the Supreme Court, the ACA has been strengthened under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion economic relief package. This means greater access to health insurance at lower costs for millions of Americans.

The ARP is the most noteworthy expansion of health insurance benefits since the passage of the landmark legislation in 2010. Specifically, it contains an important extension of financial assistance to Americans who purchase health insurance on the ACA’s private insurance exchanges.

Zack Buck, a professor of health law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sees this as a key moment to gain insight into Biden’s preferred policy choices as he seeks to improve health care access and financing in the United States. Read the full article on The Conversation.

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