President Joe Biden’s first executive orders. Photo: Courtesy of the White House video.
“Well this is going to be the first of many briefings we’re going to have in here. And I thought with the state of the nation today, there’s no time to waste and to get to work immediately. As we’ve indicated earlier, we’re going to be signing a number of executive orders over the next several days of the week. And I am going to start today,” said President Biden.
Some of the first executive orders President Biden said he was going to sign were the compounding crisis of COVID and COVID-19, economic crisis, climate crisis and racial equity issues.
“Some of the executive actions I am going to sign today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis. And were going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far and advance racial equity to support other underserved communities. Were going to rebuild our economy as well,” said President Biden.
According to the White House press release, President Biden will be signing executive orders strengthening American access to qualify for affordable health care. The Biden-Harris administration will re-open enrollment to the Health Insurance Marketplace. Additional steps will be taken to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and protect women’s health.
The Affordable Care Act will allow over 100-million people to be treated equally and not be charged more by the insurance companies for pre-existing conditions.
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