The policy, originally introduced in
"Like far too many Americans, health insurance was a luxury my family simply couldn't afford when I was growing up," said
"Health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs are unaffordable for too many Illinoisans. Under my legislation, an
"Families in rural and underserved communities, like many in
The Health Care Affordability Act of 2021 would address the high cost of health insurance premiums in
* increasing the generosity of premium tax credits across all income levels, reducing the portion of the premium costs for millions of Americans; and
* expanding eligibility for premium tax credits to people with incomes above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL), guaranteeing that anyone who buys Marketplace insurance can purchase a plan for 8.5% of their income or less.
For a PDF of the bill, click here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/369?s=1&r=1