The president made the announcement during a visit to a medical center in Ohio.
By the end of May, 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to the United States. That’s enough to vaccinate all American adults. President Joe Biden announced this on Tuesday during a visit to a medical center in Columbus, Ohio.
Joe Biden visited James Cancer Hospital and the Solow Research Institute as part of the Help is Already Here initiative on a momentous day – exactly 11 years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
Speaking in Ohio, the President recalled how Obamacare changed the lives of millions of Americans by allowing many families access to quality, affordable health care. In Ohio alone, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters that the passage of the Affordable Care Act has cut the percentage of uninsured residents in half, from 12% to 6%.
The president’s signature “Plan to Save America” has made health insurance even more affordable: more than 90,000 uninsured Ohioans can now get low-cost health insurance, and premiums for Obamacare participants will drop by an average of $50 a month.
While speaking to reporters, the president also said that by Wednesday, his administration will distribute 100 million direct paychecks that millions of Americans have received under the “American Rescue Plan.”
The Treasury Department on Monday announced another round of direct payments that will result in millions of Americans receiving about $1,400 per person by Wednesday in the form of bank checks and transfers to bank accounts.