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Biden and Obama team up at White House to tout Obamacare

Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House on Tuesday for the first time since leaving office in 2017 to tout the benefits of his signature healthcare law and bolster his friend and former governing partner, President Joe Biden.

“It feels like the good old days- being here with you brings back so many good memories,” Joe Biden said on Tuesday at the White House as receiving his guest to announce new changes in the officially called Affordable Care Act (ACA).

At the event, Biden signed an executive order to expand coverage for those benefiting from the flagship legislation of former president, which for 12 years has sought to give access to health insurance.

The change announced Tuesday would allow thousands of working families in the United States to receive the help they need to afford full family coverage if the cost of their treatment exceeds more than 10% of their income.

“With this change, it’s estimated that 200,000 presently uninsured Americans are going to gain coverage. Nearly one million Americans will see their coverage become more affordable.”

Obama’s presence at the White House – his first visit since he left the office – accounts for a chance for Joe Biden and Democrats, as polls forecast a landslide election defeat for coming November midterm elections, when Republicans could retake control of Congress.

Joe Biden’s approval ratings are around 40%, while he faces problems arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the highest American inflation in last 40 years, criticism for his foreign policy management, among other dilemmas.


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