Health Chairwoman Eshoo Applauds Reopening of ACA Enrollment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration opened a special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov from February 15 to May 15, 2021:
“With over 10.9 million Americans unemployed and our nation surpassing 25.3 million COVID cases, ensuring individuals and families have access to affordable health care is more important than ever,” said Rep. Eshoo. “Bravo to President Biden for opening HealthCare.gov, which I repeatedly requested the Trump Administration to do, allowing more Americans to sign up for coverage during this public health crisis. This special enrollment period will help cover more uninsured individuals and give families across the nation peace-of-mind that they will be able to get affordable coverage.”
As Health Subcommittee Chairwoman, Rep. Eshoo has repeatedly advocated for special enrollment periods on HealthCare.gov to allow Americans to enroll in affordable health care coverage during this public health emergency. On December 14, 2020, she sent a letter asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately extend the open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov. On April 3, 2020, Rep. Eshoo led all 31 Energy and Commerce Democrats in a letter to CMS calling for a special enrollment period on HealthCare.gov as the country faced an unprecedented disruption to the lives and livelihoods of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.