Biden extends the deadline for obtaining health insurance until May 15
5 Things to Know About The HealthCare.gov Special Enrollment Period
President welcomes progress in adopting a program to make healthcare more accessible in a pandemic
US President Joe Biden announced the extension of the deadline for obtaining health insurance on the government's online platform HealthCare.gov.
“Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that all Americans have access to the quality, affordable health care they deserve. This is especially important in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 470,000 of our compatriots. One in 12 Americans has contracted the virus, often with devastating health consequences, ”the president said..
“From today until May 15, 2021, the HealthCare.gov portal will operate so that all Americans can get health insurance. Now everyone can take advantage of the special registration period to find peace of mind as we fight the pandemic and strengthen and develop the Affordable Health Care Act, ”he added..
Biden welcomed the progress made in adopting the American Rescue Plan, which will expand testing, case tracking and vaccinations. The program also includes measures designed to reduce health care costs and increase access to health care for all Americans, including the unemployed. The initiative will increase federal subsidies and cut insurance premiums so that the cost of health insurance does not exceed 8.5 percent of citizens' income. The program also provides incentive measures for states to provide insurance coverage for four million low-income people, and gives states the opportunity to extend coverage for recently given birth to low-income women by one year..
Biden urged all uninsured Americans to use HealthCare.gov by May 15, and anyone who already has insurance to help their loved ones do it..
“We will overcome this crisis if we take care of each other and work together to increase coverage, reduce costs and ensure that healthcare is indeed the right of all Americans,” the president said..
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