U.S. President Biden signed a series of health care-related administrative measures on January 28 local time, including reopening the registration of the Affordable Care Act, the federal Obamacare policy.
Biden said the orders were aimed at eliminating “the damage Trump has done.” “We have no new moves here except to restore the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to what it was like before Trump was elected president,” Biden said.
He said that Trump makes it more difficult for people to obtain medical assistance and makes seeing a doctor more expensive.
Biden’s executive order will call on the Department of Health and Human Services to re-register on healcare.gov, a site serving 36 states and serving those who need to receive Medicaid from February 15 through May 15.
According to a White House official, the agency is expected to implement the decree on January 28.
This will give Americans who missed the latest enrollment period ending December 15, 2020 the opportunity to benefit from Obamacare and receive federal assistance to pay for medical expenses.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 15 million uninsured people can benefit from it, of which nearly 9 million are eligible for free or subsidized insurance.
Individuals with incomes of less than $51,000 and families of four whose incomes are not more than $104,800 are eligible for the allowance.
Biden will reportedly sign several other administrative measures:
Strengthen Medicaid programs for low-income adults, people with disabilities, children, the elderly and others.
Abolition of the so-called Mexico City policy, which prohibits the U.S. government from funding foreign non-profit organizations that engage in or promote abortion.
Review Article X abortion restrictions. Article 10 Family Planning Program is the only federal grant program that provides comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services to individuals.
The bill was enacted in 1970 under President Richard Nixon as part of the Public Health Services Act.
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a restrictive policy on February 22, 2019, prohibiting the use of funds from the Tenth program to implement, promote, recommend or support abortion as a method of family planning.