POWER TO DECIDE SUPPORTS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REOPEN THE FEDERAL INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
(Washington, D.C.) — Power to Decide supports the Biden-Harris Administration for issuing an executive order to reopen the federal insurance marketplace from February 15 to May 15 of 2021. Such an action will allow more people to access health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In response, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, CEO, Power to Decide issued the following statement:
“We applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for taking critical action to ensure more people can enroll in health care coverage especially during the pandemic. The ACA has made a difference in people’s lives, providing coverage for preventive services to over 61 million women without out-of-pocket costs. Some of these critical services include counseling for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), screenings for cervical and breast cancer and gestational diabetes, and the full range of contraceptive methods.
For nearly a year, the pandemic has wreaked havoc in people’s lives. Millions across the country have lost their jobs and as a result their health insurance. Communities of color and people with low incomes already faced remarkable challenges in getting reproductive health care services and have been disproportionately harmed by the health and economic effects of the pandemic. By reopening the insurance marketplace at this critical time, more people will be able to access health care coverage – including the full spectrum of reproductive health services that they need to live healthy lives.”
Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are where they live or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.