The New Paper

January 29, 2021

President Biden signs healthcare-focused executive order

President Biden signed an executive order focused on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act yesterday. The order calls for a special enrollment period that would allow uninsured and under-insured Americans to seek coverage through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, citing the ongoing impact of the coronavirus. The order also revokes certain actions taken by the Trump administration and calls on federal agencies to review a wide range of policies (including those that impact protections for people with pre-existing conditions). Read the order.

Extra: Biden also issued a memo rescinding a rule that barred foreign aid from being used for abortions (the “Mexico City Policy”) and calling on federal agencies to review certain policies and regulations related to women’s reproductive health and other healthcare services (including “Title X”).
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