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
Date Written: January 19, 2021
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
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