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White House Will Not Reopen Obamacare Enrollment for Virus

  • Trump had said he was considering a special enrollment period
  • Uninsured Americans have some options during the pandemic
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President Donald Trump will not reopen the Obamacare exchanges to allow uninsured Americans to purchase health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, a White House official said Tuesday night.

The decision comes after the president said last week he was considering a special enrollment period to allow individuals to purchase insurance during the crisis -- a move that had been endorsed by America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade organization representing health insurers.