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Identifying applicants Researchers recommend that the Treasury Department routinely publish tabulations of coverage by income group and that policymakers collect better data on enrollment in non-MEC nongroup policies. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Biden administration recently announced that it would be extending the special open enrollment period for health insurance coverage on the federal exchanges through August. As of early March, more than 200,000 people had taken advantage of the extended opportunity to purchase health insurance, and legislators hoped to entice even more with expanded subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan.

Most Americans obtain health coverage from their employer or a public program such as Medicare or Medicaid. However, one in 10 get coverage elsewhere, either through or outside the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act.

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