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.
State Milestones for ACA Implementation
Manatt Health Solutions
This State Milestones document, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, identifies critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation milestones states are striving to achieve by the end of 2012. Organized under the major areas of Health Insurance Exchange, Private Insurance Market Reforms and Medicaid Expansion, these milestones are key checkpoints for states to stay on track towards obtaining federal approval for state-based exchanges and meeting 2014 implementation deadlines. This document may be used to inform and educate various audiences, including public officials and health care stakeholders, regarding the priorities for state health care reform through the end of the year.