Executive Action to Expand Health Services in the Biden Administration

The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 325, No. 3, Pp. 217-218. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.25888. Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2349.

Posted: 14 Feb 2021

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Timothy Westmoreland

Georgetown University Law Center

M. Gregg Bloche

Georgetown University Law Center

Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Date Written: January 19, 2021

Abstract

President Biden’s health platform is ambitious, encompassing a public insurance option, a reduced age of eligibility for Medicare, and expanded tax credits to subsidize premiums. Yet, with divided government, he may be unable to achieve bold health reforms. However, his administration can substantially improve health care access through executive action. In this Viewpoint, we propose a series of measures that could increase access to insurance coverage and health care that are achievable under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid.

Keywords: ACA, Obamacare, Medicaid, health care, health insurance, health care law and policy

Suggested Citation

Westmoreland, Timothy and Bloche, M. Gregg and Gostin, Lawrence O., Executive Action to Expand Health Services in the Biden Administration (January 19, 2021). The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 325, No. 3, Pp. 217-218. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.25888. Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2349., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3775798

Timothy Westmoreland

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M. Gregg Bloche

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Lawrence O. Gostin (Contact Author)

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