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Biden Reopens Online Health Insurance Marketplaces Through Executive Order

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Biden Reopens Online Health Insurance Marketplaces Through Executive Order

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President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order reopening online health insurance marketplaces, allowing people to sign up in several weeks. HealthCare.gov will open for a special enrollment period from Feb. 15 through May 15, giving Americans who don’t have insurance a chance to obtain some. The open enrollment period for 2021 has already elapsed. People in states with marketplaces served by the HealthCare.gov platform will be able to enroll in health coverage, the Department of Health and Human Services clarified in a statement. Enrollment can be done through the website, the Marketplace call center, or through direct enrollment channels. The administration will spend $50 million on outreach and education about enrolling. People must still qualify for the special enrollment period, but the months of access is one way to “undo the damage that” former President Donald Trump “has done,” Biden told reporters in the White House’s Oval Office. …

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