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Biden announces special ObamaCare enrollment period: What to know
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President Biden touted health care as "a right, not a privilege" on Monday as he announced that the federal health insurance marketplace will reopen until May 15 in light of the coronavirus crisis.
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"Starting today and running through May 15, 2021, we are opening HealthCare.gov for all Americans to have the opportunity to sign up for health insurance," Biden said in a statement. "Now, everyone will be able to use a special enrollment period to help secure some peace of mind as we work to beat the pandemic and strengthen and build on the Affordable Care Act."
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"That is especially critical in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than 470,000 of our fellow Americans and infected more than one out of every 12 additional Americans, often with devastating consequences to their health," Biden continued.