Assertion by President Joe Biden on the 2021 Particular Well being Insurance coverage Enrollment Interval By means of HealthCare.gov

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Well being care is a proper, not a privilege. Nobody ought to have to put awake at evening staring on the ceiling questioning what they will do to get the care they want or to pay the payments if a member of the family will get sick. That’s the reason I will do every part in my energy to guarantee that all People have entry to the high quality, inexpensive well being care they deserve – and the peace of thoughts it brings. 

That’s particularly essential within the midst of a lethal pandemic that has already taken the lives of greater than 470,000 of our fellow People and contaminated multiple out of each 12 extra People, typically with devastating penalties to their well being.

Beginning immediately and working via Could 15, 2021, we’re opening HealthCare.gov for all People to have the chance to join well being insurance coverage. Now, everybody will be capable of use a particular enrollment interval to assist safe some peace of thoughts as we work to beat the pandemic and strengthen and construct on the Reasonably priced Care Act.

As extra People get lined, it’s encouraging to see Congress transferring rapidly to move the American Rescue Plan, which can ramp up testing, tracing, and our nationwide vaccination program to get photographs into as many arms as doable as rapidly as we will. The American Rescue Plan will additionally take huge steps to decrease well being prices and develop entry to care for all People, together with those that have misplaced their jobs. It will improve federal subsidies and reduce premiums with a view to make sure that nobody pays greater than 8.5 p.c of their earnings to buy significant and complete well being protection. And it incentivizes states to develop protection to an extra 4 million individuals with low incomes, and supplies states the chance to increase protection for a yr to low-income ladies who have just lately given delivery.

I encourage everybody who wants medical health insurance to go to HealthCare.gov from immediately via Could 15. If you have already got protection, then assist your loved ones and buddies enroll and enroll. 

We will get via this disaster if we glance out for each other and work collectively to develop protection, decrease prices, and make sure that well being care really is a proper for all People.

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