President Joe Biden was wandering around looking for someone to talk to him after a joint speech given by himself and former President Obama.
The pair were touting the anniversary of Obamacare, the last thing the Democrat Party can point to as an accomplishment.
But moments after the speech cameras caught Biden stammering around looking for someone to talk to and it was hilarious.
Like the American voters, it appears his own administration do not want anything to do with him.
“It is good to be back in the White House,” the former president said at the event. “Nothing made me prouder than providing better health care and more protections to millions of people across this country. So when President Biden said he was not going to just celebrate the ACA but announce actions that would make it even better, I had to show up.”
It came after the White House announced a proposal to remove the “family glitch,” which prevents some families from qualifying for subsidies on health insurance marketplaces if a member of the family can afford insurance via their job.
“This proposed rule would amount to the most significant administrative action to improve implementation of the ACA since its enactment,” the White House said.
The Biden-Harris Administration continues to deliver on that promise. Thanks to the landmark American Rescue Plan, ACA premiums are at an all-time low, while enrollment is at an all-time high. Four out of five Americans can find quality coverage for under $10 a month, and families are saving an average of $2,400 on their annual premiums—$200 in savings every month back to families. The Administration has lowered costs and increased enrollment to a record high of 14.5 million Americans—including nearly 6 million who newly gained coverage. With the addition of Missouri and Oklahoma, two states that expanded Medicaid last year, nearly 19 million low-income Americans are enrolled in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion coverage, adding up to a record nearly 80 million children, pregnant women, seniors, people with disabilities, and other low-income Americans covered by Medicaid.
Under the ACA, people who do not have access to “affordable” health insurance through their jobs may qualify for a premium tax credit to purchase affordable, high-quality coverage on the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces. Current regulations define employer-based health insurance as “affordable” if the coverage solely for the employee, and not for family members, is affordable, making family members ineligible for a premium tax credit even though they need it to afford high-quality coverage through the Marketplace. For family members of an employee offered health coverage through an employer, the cost of that family coverage can sometimes be very expensive and make health insurance out of reach. The “family glitch” affects about 5 million people and has made it impossible for many families to use the premium tax credit to purchase an affordable, high-quality Marketplace plan.