WASHINGTON (AP)— After months of telling people that wearing face masks didn't matter, Trump now admits it is recommended.
Under the ACA, people who experience “qualifying life events,” such as losing their jobs, can enroll in a health insurance plan on the individual markets.
"I didn’t sign up to go into battle without battle gear. What good is it going to do if we all soldier on and get sick?
The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.
The 2010 healthcare law provided tens of millions of Americans with health care and guaranteed coverage for the 135 million Americans under 65 who live with pre-existing conditions.
As many as 900,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. could need ventilators. Yet one group estimates the country has only 200,000, many of which already are being used by other patients.
“It’s outrageous that President Trump would reaffirm his commitment to the lawsuit that would rip coverage away from 20 million Americans during a briefing about an ongoing unprecedented health crisis.”