PRESIDENT BIDEN EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON HEALTH CARE POLICY

On Thursday, January 29, 2021, President Biden took two executive actions related to health care.

Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

Presidential Memorandum on women’s health:

  • Title X Family Planning Program – Repeals Trump Administration rules that prohibited recipients from referring patients to abortion providers and imposed additional restrictions, which fundamentally precluded Planned Parenthood and other previous recipients, from providing services. 
  • “Mexico City Policy” – Repeals Trump Administration restrictions to prohibit NGOs who receive federal funds from using non-federal funds to perform abortions, provide advice, counseling, or any information regarding abortions. 

Resources

EXECUTIVE ORDER TEXT: ACA AND MEDICAID

MEMORANDUM TEXT: WOMEN’S HEALTH

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