Biden to extend Affordable Care Act enrollment
Biden extends registration period on health insurance exchanges
President on Thursday signed a series of decrees in the health sector
US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a series of health care decrees, including the introduction of a special registration period for health insurance exchanges, which could help people who have lost coverage during the coronavirus pandemic.
Employer insurance is the most common way for Americans to get insurance, and during the pandemic, when many lost their jobs, the number of uninsured increased..
Biden’s decree provides for an extended three-month registration period on insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacher..
Usually the program is only open for registration for six weeks a year.
“As we continue to fight COVID-19, it’s especially important that Americans have effective access to medical care,” the White House said in a statement..
The President also ordered federal agencies to review policies regarding insurance for people who already have illnesses, including the consequences of COVID-19..
More than 429,000 people die from coronavirus-related complications in the US.
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walenski, speaking on Wednesday at the first briefing on the coronavirus, told reporters that, according to the agency’s forecasts, by February 20, 2021, the number of deaths will be between 479,000 and 514,000. The administration plans to hold three such briefings in week.
Jeff Zinz, head of the coronavirus team, says the Ministry of Health is working to ensure that more specialists can vaccinate..
The government will allow retired doctors and nurses to administer vaccines to patients, he said. In addition, professionals licensed in one state will be able to vaccinate in other states..
Zinz also called on Congress to approve Biden’s COVID-19 Additional Aid Bill to maintain the pace of vaccinations and expand testing capabilities. Biden sets goal to deliver at least 100 million doses of vaccine in the first 100 days of his presidency.
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