TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Biden administration has announced that it will extend by three months a special enrollment period for Americans to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Those interested now have until August 15th to sign up.READ MORE: 'I Am A Conqueror': UFC Fighter, Miami Native Jorge Masvidal's Rise To Success, Sights On UFC Gold
The extension will give people additional time to tap into health-insurance subsidies that were included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress this month.READ MORE: No Appointment Needed Now At Most Broward Drive-Thru Vaccine Sites
Congress increased the amount of the subsidies available for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace and also made more people eligible for tax credits to reduce premiums.
The latest data show that more than 206,000 people have signed up for Obamacare coverage during the special enrollment period, of whom about 62,000 live in Florida.MORE NEWS: 2 People, Dog Shot By Man Who Got Into Gun Battle With Officers In Hialeah Gardens
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