Biden To Revoke Trump Abortion Policy, Expand Obamacare With New Executive Orders – By Jaclyn Diaz (NPR) / January 28 2021
President Biden will sign two executive actions Thursday that are designed to expand access to reproductive health care and health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
The president’s memorandum instructs the Department of Health and Human Services to open a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act through HealthCare.gov, the federally run health insurance marketplace. The enrollment period will run Feb. 15 to May 15, giving Americans who’ve lost their employer-based health insurance due to the pandemic an opportunity to sign up for coverage.
“For President Biden, this is personal,” a news release read. “As we continue to battle COVID-19, it is even more critical that Americans have meaningful access to affordable care.”
Biden will also order federal agencies to re-examine current policies that may undermine the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance exchanges created under it. He’ll also request a review of policies that could make it more difficult for Americans to enroll in Medicaid.