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Who Might Be Helped by the Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period?

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act. This new law includes the largest expansion of Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits since the ACA was enacted over a decade ago. In addition, the federal government created a new special enrollment period for people to sign up for health insurance through the ACA insurance exchanges. The fact sheets below provide rough state-level estimates of who could potentially benefit from these changes.

AlabamaKentuckyNorth Dakota
ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina
DelawareMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMissouriTennessee
IdahoNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWest Virginia
IowaNew YorkWisconsin
KansasNorth CarolinaWyoming
 United States 
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Learn more about health care affordability and the nongroup health insurance market.