Biden signs executive order expanding Affordable Care Act enrollment, reversing Trump policy on abortion

Biden signs executive order expanding Affordable Care Act enrollment, reversing Trump policy on abortion

바이든 대통령 on Thursday signed a pair of executive orders expanding access to the Affordable Care Act during the 코로나 바이러스 pandemic and rolling back some of the anti-abortion measures implemented by the Trump administration.

The actions add to the spate of executive moves taken by Biden during his first week in office as he seeks to reverse his Republican predecessor’s policies. 지금까지, Biden has signed more than three dozen presidential orders and memos, a record.

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The latest order will create a special enrollment period on HealthCare.gov, making it easier for the uninsured to obtain health coverage through ObamaCare during the pandemic, which has killed close to 430,000 미국인. Close to 22 million Americans lost their jobs as a result of the virus-induced recession, and there remain 9.8 million individuals out of work compared to February, before the crisis began.

The Department of Health and Human Services will open a three-month enrollment period from Feb. 15 5 월까지 15.

Biden will also direct federal agencies to reconsider rules and other policies that may undermine the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law passed while he was vice president. He will also request a review of policies that may reduce enrollment in Medicaid, the federal health insurance program for low-income Americans, such as work requirements.

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Former President Donald Trump and Republicans repeatedly tried and failed to repeal ObamaCare, but took significant steps to gut the law, including eliminating a provision that required Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a fine with the passage of the 2017 감세 및 일자리 법.

The other measure that Biden signed will immediately rescind the so-called Mexico City Policy, often referred to by critics as the global gag rule. The policy, reinstated by the Trump administration, bars international non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals from receiving U.S. funding.

선거 중, Biden laid out a plan to expand the ACA by adding a public option that’s open to all Americans but preserves the option for individuals to keep their private insurance. He has also pledged to lower the age of eligibility for Medicare, the federal program for people over the age of 65, ...에 60, with an option for individuals between the ages of 60-64 to keep their coverage.

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