The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021 as a signature effort to assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic downturn. Included as part of the sweeping legislation is a program to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for six months starting in April of 2021. This expert perspective provides a short overview of COBRA and mini-COBRA, the major elements of the ARPA COBRA Assistance program, and considerations for state policymakers related to the program.
Health Equity Resources
For too many of us, the prospects for good health are limited by where we live, how much money we make, or discrimination we face.
We all benefit when everyone has a fair shot at access to good jobs with fair pay, good schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and quality medical care. This is health equity—when we all have the basics to be as healthy as possible.
For wherever you are on your journey, State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) developed this resource page to serve as an accessible one-stop source of health equity information for states.
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