As a reminder: You have until May 15th to enroll or update your health care choices through the special health care enrollment period. The Biden Administration took a crucial step by opening a special health care enrollment period to ensure everyone has access to health care that meets their needs during the pandemic. Reopening the health care exchange is an important first step in responding to the pandemic.
For now, please visit healthcare.gov before May 15th to get the coverage you and your family need. If you’re already covered, then please talk to your family and friends to make sure they’ve heard about the special enrollment period and have the coverage they need, too.
Biden Moves to Open Health Insurance Marketplace,
Counter Trump on Abortion
The new president is departing from his predecessor by
reopening HealthCare.gov due to COVID-19 and taking aim
at abortion-related funding restrictions.
U.S. News & World Report | Chelsea Cirruzzo
1.28.2021 – President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday to open a special enrollment period for the federal health insurance marketplace, offering millions of uninsured people a clear pathway to get coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move comes after former President Donald Trump declined to open a special enrollment period for the marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, resisting calls by lawmakers and insurers to do so due to the pandemic. Biden on Thursday also acted to rescind a rule barring internationship nonprofits that perform or promote abortion from receiving funding from the U.S – a policy reinstated by Trump and one typically put in place by presidents along party lines.
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