COVID-19 relief package includes expansion of health care coverage

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress plan to use the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to advance President Joe Biden’s campaign promises to make affordable health care available to more Americans, reversing the Trump-era decline in the number of people with health insurance. They propose to increase federal subsidies to help people buy private health insurance plans and to make those subsidies available to more people. They want to offer new incentives to entice the 12 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to do so. And they want the federal government to tem…

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