The White House will not reopen the Obamacare exchanges to allow uninsured Americans to purchase health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, NBC News has confirmed.
Last month, President Donald Trump signaled that he was considering a special enrollment period that would reopen federal insurance exchanges, which shuttered in December after the end of the annual open enrollment period.
“It’s something we’re talking to a lot of people about. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said in March.
The news that the Affordable Care Act exchanges will not be reopened was first reported by Politico.
Obamacare turned 10 years old last month and enjoys its highest popularity ever, according to NBC News. When the health care law was passed in 2010, 36 percent thought it was a “good idea”; today, 42 percent do.