Biden signs two executive orders expanding health care access at home and abroad

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday signed two key executive orders expanding health care in the United States and abroad.

The two executive orders reopen the Affordable Care Act enrollment, strength Medicaid and revoke Trump-era for international nonprofits on abortion rights.

President Biden said today’s executive orders are designed to “undo the damage Trump has done.”

He did not answers some questions shouted by reporters only saying, “We got a lot to do and the first thing I have to do is get this COVID package passed.”

The White House said on Thursday morning that the executive orders would strengthen Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care.

“Based on this Executive Order, it is expected that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will open HealthCare.gov for a “Special Enrollment Period,” from February 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021. This Special Enrollment Period will give Americans that need health care coverage during this global pandemic the opportunity to sign up,” the White House added.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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