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Feb. 17, 2021

Biden picks another Obama veteran to oversee Medicare, Medicaid

If confirmed, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure would lead $1 trillion agency in second-most powerful post at Health and Human Services Department. 

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Feb. 12, 2021

Get Covered 2021 Coalition Lauds Biden Administration’s National Special Enrollment Period and Stimulus Proposals: Helping More Americans Get Insured and Offering Financial Support During the Pandemic is the Right Thing to Do

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Jan. 28, 2021

Get Covered 2021 Coalition Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order Enacting a National Special Enrollment Period to Provide Americans with Access to Health Insurance

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Jan. 21, 2021

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMPROVING AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO CARE AND TREATMENTS FOR COVID-19

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Jan. 21, 2021

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON ENSURING AN EQUITABLE PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

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Dec. 15, 2020

PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN PROMOTES COVERAGE ON PERSONAL TERMS – STATEMENT MARKS NEW DAY IN PROMOTION OF ENROLLMENT AFTER FOUR YEARS OF SILENCE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across America and the vaccine begins to make its way across America, President-elect Joe Biden added his voice and a demonstration of presidential leadership to a growing coalition of states, bipartisan elected leaders, consumer and patient groups, health care providers, and celebrity ambassadors who comprise the Get Covered 2021 coalition. Read the full release here.

Dec. 14, 2020

STEPHEN CURRY, GEORGE TAKEI AND ALYSSA MILANO AMONG GROWING ROSTER OF AMERICANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE URGING EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK AND GET COVERED WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

The Get Covered 2021 coalition, a broad group of states, consumer and patient groups, health care providers, and celebrity ambassadors from across the country, today announced adding basketball superstar Stephen Curry and beloved actor and activist George Takei to the coalition. The national initiative is a call to action fueled by Americans from all walks of life, urging people to stay home, wear a mask, support health care heroes and help 16 million uninsured Americans sign up for a quality health insurance plan to fight the ongoing pandemic.

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Dec. 9, 2020

HEALTH LEADERS, PATIENT ADVOCATES, GOVERNORS AND STARS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY UNITE TO URGE PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK AND SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AS PART OF GET COVERED AMERICA DAY

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to surge across America, a broad coalition of states, consumer and patient groups, health care providers, and celebrity ambassadors from across the country known as Get Covered 2021 joined together on Wednesday to preview tomorrow’s “Get Covered America Day.”

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Nov. 30, 2020

D.C. Health Link wants you to get covered.

Check out one of their jingles. "Mask Up".

Nov. 25, 2020

D.C. Joins Nationwide Initiative to Help Residents Get Insured During Pandemic

By WI Web Staff - November 25, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority have joined Get Covered 2021, a national initiative focusing on getting quality, affordable health care plans for uninsured Americans.

The initiative also promotes ways people across the country can take steps to help more individuals acquire the coverage they need, particularly amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The pandemic has placed a renewed focus on the importance of knocking down barriers to high-quality health care and getting everyone in our community covered,” Bowser said in a statement. “We want all residents to use this open enrollment period as a chance to get covered, or to find an even better plan if they already are covered. We are proud of our local marketplace, and D.C. will continue working with states and federal partners to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and expand access to health care.”

Open enrollment for D.C. residents runs through Jan. 31. However, for coverage to be effective on Jan. 1, residents must enroll by Dec. 15.

“D.C. is proud to be a part of the Get Covered 2021 coalition to advance efforts to protect against [COVID-19], and to close the coverage gap by getting all eligible residents enrolled in health insurance,” said Mila Kofman, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority executive director. “We are proud to work alongside all of the partners in the Get Covered 2021 coalition to send the message in the District of Columbia and across the nation that we are standing together to help Americans stay safe and healthy.”

https://www.washingtoninformer.com/d-c-joins-nationwide-initiative-to-help-residents-get-insured-during-pandemic/

Nov. 19, 2020

NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES “GET COVERED 2021” URGING AMERICA TO MASK UP AND GET INSURED – FOCUS ON COVID AND COVERAGE FOR 16 MILLION AMERICANS ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL HELP NOW

Read the entire news release here or watch the entire event here.

Today, a broad coalition of states, consumer and patient groups, and health care providers from across the country  launched Get Covered 2021, a new national initiative designed to help uninsured Americans enroll into health insurance and promote COVID-19 safe practices. As part of today’s launch, Get Covered 2021 announced tools and information available through a new website www.GetCovered2021.org, where Americans will be connected to their state or federal marketplace to enroll immediately in coverage provided through the Affordable Care Act.