ICYMI: Reuters: Obama, Biden reunite at White House to tout Obamacare, new provision

The ACA Expanded Coverage for Millions, Advanced Health Equity, & Protected Over 100 Million with Pre-Existing Conditions

In Case You Missed It – Former President Barack Obama visited the White House yesterday for the first time since leaving office, celebrating the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law.

At the event, President Joe Biden announced new measures to improve the ACA’s family subsidies and expand healthcare coverage to more Americans. More than 31 million Americans are currently insured through the ACA marketplace or Medicare expansion and the ACA has protected more than 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Read coverage of from Reuters here.

KEY QUOTES:

  • Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House on Tuesday for the first time since leaving office in 2017 to tout the benefits of his signature healthcare law and bolster his friend and former governing partner, President Joe Biden.

  • “But what the Affordable Care Act shows is that if you are driven by the core idea that, together, we can improve the lives of this generation and the next, and if you’re persistent … you can have an impact on millions of lives,” Obama said.

  • Biden unveiled a measure to fix an element of the healthcare law known as the “family glitch” that left family members of those with access to employer-provided health plans ineligible for certain subsidies, and he signed an executive order directing federal agencies to do all they could to expand healthcare coverage.

  • The White House said the proposed adjustment to the Affordable Care Act, put forward in a rule by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service that must be finalized, would save hundreds of dollars a month for hundreds of thousands of families.

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