Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


Vice President Kamala Harris applauds as President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
10 Accomplishments of the First Two Years of the Biden-Harris Administration

Over the past two years, the Biden-Harris administration and the Democratic-run House and Senate acted to lower healthcare and drug costs; fight climate change and reduce energy costs; invest in mental health care; and invest in American manufacturing and infrastructure.

A supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands in front of the Supreme Court of the United States as the Court begins hearing arguments from California v. Texas about the legality of the ACA on November 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today is the first time that the Court is hearing a case with all three of President Donald Trump's appointments; Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas is the Republican's latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after repeated efforts to repeal the Act through the legislative process. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Need Health Insurance? Here’s How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act for 2023

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply.

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Are You a Michigan Childcare Worker? You May Be Eligible for Another $1,000 Bonus.

"Receiving this grant allowed me to keep tuition low for families and save money to keep the daycare open, when families in our community have very few options,” one Michigan childcare provider said. 

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New Poll: 63% of Michiganders Are Feeling the Economic Boom and Stronger Job Market

Michigan added nearly 40,000 jobs in 2021, and the state’s unemployment rate fell dramatically. Economists and policy experts attribute the economic boom, in part, to President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

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How 303,000 Michiganders Got Health Insurance With up to 35% Savings on Premiums

Under Biden’s 2021 American Rescue Plan, the average Michigander with an existing marketplace plan has seen the cost of their premiums plunge by roughly 35%, or $59 a month. 

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Whitmer Gives 38,000 Childcare Workers a Bonus Using Money From American Rescue Plan

The Whitmer administration is also providing funds to nearly 6,000 childcare programs to help keep programs open, recruit new workers, and provide services to families who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost.

The facts about Shiawassee County's hazard pay scandal
Explained: How COVID Relief Got Used as County Commissioner Bonuses in Michigan

Shiawassee County's culture of backroom dealing laid the groundwork for its latest scandal— county commissioners giving themselves "hazard pay" for working during the pandemic.