Former President Barack Obama will visit the White House for the first time on Tuesday since leaving office in 2017. He is returning to promote the Affordable Care Act with Vice President Joe Biden, according to a White House official.
The official said that the commemoration of the 2010 healthcare overhaul would be their first public appearance together since they attended festivities honoring the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at Ground Zero in New York last fall.
Vice President Kamala Harris will speak alongside them about the law’s expansion of healthcare benefits. She will also deliver remarks about Biden’s work to lower healthcare costs. And promote access to care, according to the official.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, as well as other members of the Cabinet, including several former Obama administration officials, are anticipated to attend.
Biden and Obama will make their first appearance in Washington after Biden’s inauguration in January 2021.
Obama and Biden discussed Democratic efforts on affordable health care in a video issued by the White House in June.
“We did this together, Joe Biden. In the video, Obama says, “We always talked about how if we could get the principle of universal coverage established, we could then build on it.”
Obama is likely to return to the White House soon. He will return to see his and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official presidential portraits unveiled.
Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Assistance
Obama’s participation coincides with the commencement of advertising. And outreach activities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to raise awareness of a new special enrollment period. This is for low-income Americans who missed the deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage in 2022.
The Biden administration has increased enrollment assistance by allocating additional cash to navigator programs that assist consumers in choosing insurance policies. Its goal is to increase the number of uninsured people who get coverage. As well as to help individuals who lose Medicaid coverage keep their health insurance when the public health emergency is over.