Stimulus check updates: COVID-19 relief package includes expansion of health care coverage, $1,400 checks for many, increase to $15 federal minimum wage

The progressive, Washington-based research organization, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, estimates that under the proposal, if all remaining states expanded Medicaid, they would receive nearly $22.8 billion in additional federal funding over two years. The House Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that more generous subsidies and other changes affecting private insurance would cost the federal government $45.6 billion over two years.