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Subject ACA Enrollment Increases, Biden Calls For Enhancements & More
Date June 14, 2021 8:06 PM
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The Latest Research, Commentary, And News From Health Affairs

Monday, June 14, 2021

Dear John,

In this month's Eye On Health Reform, Katie Keith updates readers on
all things Affordable Care Act.

ACA Enrollment Increases & More

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In her latest Eye On Health Reform column, published online today and
appearing in the July issue of the journal, Katie Keith discusses the
rising enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces

and the Biden administration's call for permanent extensions of
premium tax credits and other enhancements that are part of the American
Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

"ARPA newly extended premium tax credits to higher income people who
did not previously qualify because their incomes exceeded 400 percent of
the federal poverty level. It also increased premium tax credits for
those who already qualified with incomes of 100-400 percent of
poverty," Keith explains.

She also covers the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS')
finalization of the remainder of the 2022 payment rule and its
announcement that it will "interpret Section 1557 of the ACA to
prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender
identity by federally funded or federally administered health care
programs or activities."

Today on Health Affairs Blog, Rebecca Nielsen, David Muhlestein, and
former HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt discuss sustainable investment
in social determinants of health
Jesse Pines and coauthors rethink how we finance

the staffing of small and rural emergency departments.

Elevating Voices: Pride Month: In a July 2018 paper, Janelle Downing and
coauthors compared the health of transgender and cisgender veterans
a topic that came to the fore after the Trump administration signaled
interest in reinstating the ban on transgender military service. They
found few differences in health between transgender and cisgender

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EYE ON HEALTH REFORM: The American Rescue Plan Increases ACA Enrollment

Katie Keith

Social Determinants Of Health: Aggregated Precision Investment

Rebecca Nielsen et al.

How A Fire Department Funding Model Could Preserve Rural Emergency
Departments And Quality Emergency Care

Jesse M. Pines et al.

Transgender And Cisgender US Veterans Have Few Health Differences

Janelle Downing et al.

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