President Biden marked the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday with the announcement that he is extending to Aug. 15 the deadline for Americans to sign up for coverage. Speaking at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, he said the law not only must be protected but improved, and “our government can fulfill its most essential purpose to care for and protect the American people.”
Before he left the White House, Biden lamented the mass shooting at a Boulder, Colo., grocery store that left 10 people dead, saying that “another American city has been scarred by gun violence and the resulting trauma.” He called on the Senate to pass two gun sale background-check bills already approved by the House and for Congress to reenact an assault-weapons ban.
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