Courtesy of Politico:
The Trump administration is considering whether to create a special enrollment period for Obamacare coverage because of the coronavirus emergency, a CMS spokesperson confirmed.
A number of Democratic-leaning states that run their own health insurance marketplaces have recently reopened enrollment, encouraging uninsured residents to get covered amid the pandemic. Most states, however, use the federal marketplace overseen by the Trump administration, HealthCare.gov.
Major health insurance lobbies on Friday said they would support reopening enrollment in Obamacare markets if the government covered anticipated losses, despite some initial reluctance. Some insurers feared getting saddled with huge costs if many coronavirus patients signed up for coverage.
The insurer lobbies, America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, called on Congress this week to include funding in the upcoming coronavirus stimulus package to offset potential losses from covering more people.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the administration was weighing a special enrollment period.
So after spending his entire presidency trying to kill Obamacare, Donald Trump is finally realizing that we might need it now more than ever.
Too bad irony is dead, because that would have been the perfect word to use right here.
For those wondering where Joe Biden is I think he is probably quite busy right now doing this.