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Governors Press For Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Amid Pandemic

  • April 14, 2020

The Hill (4/13, Klar) reports that “a dozen Democratic U.S. governors are calling on the Trump administration to open a special ObamaCare enrollment period amid the coronavirus pandemic.” The governors wrote in a letter sent to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, “It is essential that we remove every barrier as quickly as possible to ensure those in our states and across the country are able to access the treatment they need. One of the most effective ways this can be done is by opening up a federal special enrollment period to give everyone the chance to enroll in a health plan that offers the coverage they need with access to any qualifying subsidies.” The Trump Administration has said “it would not reopen enrollment under the Affordable Care Act amid the pandemic despite calls from congressional Democrats.”