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tv   President Biden Delivers Remarks on Access to Health Care  CSPAN  January 28, 2021 1:43pm-1:48pm EST

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this, because the president has talked about this. it is why he has included it in his package. additional funding. he knows this virus has inequitably impacted our students of color, black and brown communities, indigenous communities. the crisis it has spawned has disproportionately impacted these communities. what we are concerned about his with the vaccine rollout we have to make sure we educate those communities so they trust us, because they have a lot of history that leads them to not trust the government when it comes to vaccines. we have a lot of work to do in educating those communities and making sure we are disturbing them equitably. when we talk about resources we are not just about supplying resources to schools and not
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thinking about the long-standing inequities in funding and >> washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. we take your life to the white house were president biden will be talking about his priorities for the health care system and will sign executive orders citing health care affordability. live coverage on c-span. pres. biden: today, i'm about to sign to executive orders that will undo the damage that trump has done. there is nothing new we are doing here other than restoring the affordable care act and restoring the medicaid to the way it was before trump became president. he changed and made it more inaccessible and more expensive and more difficult for people to qualify for either of those items.
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the affordable care act or medicaid. the second order i will be signing also changes what the president -- what the former president has done in a memorandum reversed my predecessors attack on women's health access and as we continue to battle covid-19. it's even more critical that americans have more meaningful access to health care. that's what i'm about to do and again, i'm not initiating any new law or new aspect of the law. this is going back to what the situation was prior to the president's executive orders. the first one i will sign here is the strength in medicaid and affordable care act and of all times we need to reinstate access to affordability of and
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the extensive access to medicaid is now. we are in the middle of this covert crisis so the time is now. and the second order i am signing relates to protecting women's health at home and abroad and it reinstates the changes that were made to title x and other things that made it harder for women to have access to affordable health care as it relates to the -- the reproductive rights. i'm sorry, you had to stand in the cold. >> [indiscernible] pres. biden: we've got a lot to do in the first thing i have to do is [indiscernible]
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>> [indiscernible] pres. biden: no one requires me to do anything. >> let's go, thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> [indiscernible] >> thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2021] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> white house presses to curry -- press secretary hold a press conference it's afternoon at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> during her weekly briefing, house speaker nancy pelosi addressed republican representatives comments on the deaths of children killed in school shootings. she also talks about the impeachment of president trump, legislative priorities and security at the capitol.


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