The Washington Post reports:
President Biden is scheduled to take executive actions as early as Thursday to reopen federal marketplaces selling Affordable Care Act health plans and to lower recent barriers to joining Medicaid.
The orders will be Biden’s first steps since taking office to help Americans gain health insurance, a prominent campaign goal that has assumed escalating significance as the pandemic has dramatized the need for affordable health care — and deprived millions of Americans coverage as they have lost jobs in the economic fallout.
Under one order, HealthCare.gov, the online insurance marketplace for Americans who cannot get affordable coverage through their jobs, will swiftly reopen for at least a few months,
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Great @goldsteinamy scoop: Biden is set to reopen the Obamacare marketplaces as early as Thursday and roll back some Trump Medicaid policies, in effort to boost coverage amid pandemic. https://t.co/LheeEuXmDc
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 26, 2021