More than 200,000 Americans signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the first two weeks of an open enrollment period created by President Joe Biden.
That response shows that people who lost insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of coverage, according to federal officials and health policy experts, The New York Times reported.
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of the health law’s signing, and even some strongly Republican states are thinking about taking advantage of a provision in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus law that makes Medicaid expansion more fiscally appealing. Alabama and Wyoming are considering expanding Medicaid to residents whose incomes are too high to qualify at the moment but too low to afford private health insurance, The Times reported.
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