More than a million people have signed up to have access to low-cost health insurance, within a temporary reopening of the ‘Obamacare‘with which the current US president, Joe Biden, wants to expand health coverage among citizens with fewer resources to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden, who has announced the million dollar milestone in a statement, has defended the Affordable Care Act, reviled by the former president Donald Trump, as a “life jacket” for millions of citizens.

Thus, he has defended that “the pandemic has shown how much is needed”, which is why a special registration period opened that started on February 15 and will last until August 15.

One million more Americans don’t have to stay up at night worrying about what will happen to them if they or a family member falls ill,” declared the president, who saw the birth of the program as ‘number two‘ from Barack Obama and now it has taken it up again within its package of measures to alleviate the social and health consequences of the pandemic.

The ‘rescue plan‘ from Biden contemplates premiums for nine million Americans who could save an average of $50 per person per month if they get their insurance through the ‘Obamacare‘ and, according to the White House, since April 1 the deductible for new coverage has fallen by almost 90 percent, “only 50 dollars”.

The Government has appealed to certain minorities, such as Hispanics, to seize the opportunity to improve access to health care, admitting that the crisis derived from the coronavirus has been especially primed with disadvantaged populations.

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