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Health Policy
January 19, 2021

Executive Action to Expand Health Services in the Biden Administration

Author Affiliations
  • 1Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • 2O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2021;325(3):217-218. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.25888

President Biden’s health platform is ambitious, encompassing a public insurance option, a reduced age of eligibility for Medicare, and expanded tax credits to subsidize premiums. Yet, with divided government, he may be unable to achieve bold health reforms. However, his administration can substantially improve health care access through executive action. In this Viewpoint, we propose a series of measures that could increase access to insurance coverage and health care that are achievable under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid.