President Pursuing Healthcare Options for Uninsured

States have the ability to reopen their exchanges as necessary.

On Wednesday, the White House announced that it would not be pursuing a proposed special enrollment period for the federal Affordable Care Act and was exploring other options. Such special enrollments have sometimes occurred in the past for events such as natural disasters. Those affected by unemployment or other life-change events due to the outbreak would still qualify to enroll in the exchange.  

The federal open enrollment period for 2020 closed in December 2019, but states with their own markets can reopen their exchanges as needed. The administration encouraged this as it better meets the needs of individual states.

When asked what options those outside of a qualifying event would have, the president added, “It’s something we’re really going to look at because it doesn’t seem fair.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump to have wisdom on how to address the COVID-19 crisis.
  • For Speaker Pelosi to work with the White House to provide for the health of Americans.
  • That God would bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sources: New York Times, Politico, The Hill


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