President Barack Obama is planning to propose a new marketplaces for Americans who don’t have health insurance but want to enroll in a new health plan under the Affordable Care Act, according to a White House official.
In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, the official said Obama will announce a new insurance exchange on Wednesday, and a separate proposal to roll back some of the ACA’s provisions is on the way.
Obama said the Affordable Health Care Act will remain in place as a pillar of the country, but he wants to create a new marketplace to provide more options for those who want coverage.
“This is going to be the beginning of a new era,” Obama said.
“We are going to start with what is essentially a bare bones insurance marketplace, which means the government will be picking up the tab for those people who have pre-existing conditions and who don