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President Biden offers ACA coverage to uninsured during COVID-19 pandemic

Special Enrollment Period for uninsured
or for those who may change their coverage
through the ACA: February 15, 2021 - August 15, 2021

2.15.2021 - The Biden Administration took a crucial step by opening a special health care enrollment period to ensure everyone has access to health care that meets their needs during the pandemic. Reopening the health care exchange is an important first step in responding to the pandemic.

The special health care enrollment period
is open now and ends on August 15, 2021.
Visit healthcare.gov today to get covered
or change your plan 
.

For now, please visit healthcare.gov before August 15th to get the coverage you and your family need. If you’re already covered, then please talk to your family and friends to make sure they’ve heard about the special enrollment period and have the coverage they need, too.

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Biden Moves to Open Health Insurance Marketplace, Counter Trump on Abortion

The new president is departing from his predecessor by
reopening HealthCare.gov due to COVID-19 and taking aim
at abortion-related funding restrictions.
 U.S. News & World Report | Chelsea Cirruzzo

1.28.2021 President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday to open a special enrollment period for the federal health insurance marketplace, offering millions of uninsured people a clear pathway to get coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The move comes after former President Donald Trump declined to open a special enrollment period for the marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, resisting calls by lawmakers and insurers to do so due to the pandemic. Biden on Thursday also acted to rescind a rule barring international nonprofits that perform or promote abortion from receiving funding from the U.S – a policy reinstated by Trump and one typically put in place by presidents along party lines.

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Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to ACA
Bloomberg | Greg Stohr

6.17.2021 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the latest Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, preserving a landmark law that provides health insurance to 20 million people.

The 7-2 ruling marks the third time the Supreme Court, despite its increasingly conservative makeup, has backed central parts of Obamacare, as the law is also known. The GOP has been trying to wipe out the measure since it was enacted in 2010 under Democratic President Barack Obama.

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Supreme Court Signals Obamacare Will Stand
In hearing oral arguments, two conservative justices
indicated they were unlikely to scrap
the entire Affordable Care Act.
U.S. News & World Report | Lisa Hagan

11.10.2020 With a new 6-3 conservative majority, the Supreme Court on Tuesday considered the fate of the Affordable Care Act for the third time since the health care law was enacted in 2010. But two conservative justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, indicated that they were unlikely to scrap the entire law even if the individual mandate is deemed unconstitutional.

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