Biden to sign executive orders expanding healthcare access - including reopening enrollment for Obamacare
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- One order will lift the "global gag order" prohibiting aid groups from discussing
- Another will reopen enrollment in the
Affordable Care Act.
President Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders Thursday seeking to increase access to healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden's predecessor, President Donald Trump, balked at encouraging enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as
The executive order will also direct federal agencies to reexamine policies that make it more difficult to obtain coverage under the ACA or Medicaid.Under the Trump administration, states were granted waivers allowing them to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients; those requirements, implemented in Arkansas and New Hampshire, have been struck down by judges in a case that's headed to the Supreme Court.
The last administration also sought to enable states to divert funding from Medicaid to other priorities.Biden will also sign an executive order meant to expand access to reproductive healthcare - at home and abroad - with a review of his predecessor's regulations limiting federal funding for
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