Feb 15, 2021 - Health

Biden reopens federal health insurance marketplace for 3 months

Joe Biden wears a 3M face mask

Biden on the White House lawn on Feb. 12. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Joe Biden reopened the federal health insurance marketplace on Monday for three months, citing the importance of access to health care when more than 1 out of every 12 Americans has been infected with the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Nearly 15 million Americans are uninsured at the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

By the numbers: Per Axios' Caitlin Owens, of the 15 million people eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, 4 million are eligible for a free high-deductible plan, 4.9 million would qualify for a subsidized plan and 6 million wouldn't qualify for any subsidy.

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