One million people have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange during the special enrollment period that President Biden launched in mid-February, the administration announces.
One million people have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange during the special enrollment period that President Joe Biden launched in mid-February, the administration announced Tuesday.
"Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans. The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed, and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it," Biden said."Through this opportunity for special enrollment, we have made enormous progress in expanding access to health insurance."Here's what's in Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families PlanSign-ups are open through August 15.Typically, enrollment during the year is limited to those losing job-based policies and experiencing other major life events, such as divorce. Former President Donald Trump refused to relax access last spring in the face of the Covid pandemic.The 14 states -- and the District of Columbia -- that run their own exchanges have also reopened enrollment, though the duration varies.Read MoreNew and existing consumers who visit the exchanges can take advantage of enhanced premium subsidies that were part of the Democrats' $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which Biden signed into law in March. The more generous assistance, which lasts for two years, has reduced monthly premiums by more than 40% -- from $100 to $57, on average, according to the administration.More on Covid-19 relief
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People who refuse to get vaxxed, should automatically be DROPPED from ACA.... Youngboy signs up better 🤡 We need National Healthcare! Prices on everything we use day to day are way up,,,, corn 50% ,, lumber 3x's ,,, property tax , chicken steak hamburger rice eggs butter milk all way up ,,, SSD. SSI stays the same low poverty level ,,,, Our elderly and disabled need as much HELP as the unemployed ,,,
Biden administration reverses Trump policy that limited transgender health care protectionsThe Biden administration is reversing a policy introduced under former President Donald Trump that limited health care protections for transgender people. The Department of Health and Human Services is now saying that federal law does protect gay and transgender people against health care discrimination.
Biden administration says it will enforce federal transgender health care protections, undoing controversial Trump-era reversalThe move works to undo a controversial Trump-era decision to nix federal protections for members of the transgender community. Only the Equality Act would fix these injustices. That will NOT pass because the Democrats will not end the filibuster. wot´s NIX?
Biden administration announces reversal of Trump-era limits on protections for transgender people in health careThe Trump administration in June 2020 finalized its rollback of protections against gender identity discrimination in health care regulated by Obamacare. tire any So in essence this is just symbolic and Joe didn’t do anything. A judge did last year. “A day before the Trump policy was set to take effect in August 2020, however, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing the regulation.”
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