health care insurance subsidies available April 1

Alonzo Osche

WASHINGTON – Millions of people can begin signing up on April 1 for new health insurance premium subsidies made available through the COVID-19 relief package, the Biden administration announced Friday.

The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday increases subsidies to those who were already eligible through state and federal marketplaces. It also makes help newly available to people earning more than four times the federal poverty level.

Premiums will decrease an average of $50 a month per person, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. But some people could save hundreds of

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