President Biden Signs Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers

May 17, 2023 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

Calling it “the most comprehensive set of executive actions any president has ever taken to make care more affordable and accessible for hardworking families and further support care workers and family caregivers,” the Biden-Harris administration announced a series of executive orders ( to broaden the availability of support services and resource across the United States. The April 2023 order ( included more than 50 directives for government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services.

The executive orders ( will:

“It is the policy of my administration to enable families—including our military and veteran families—to have access to affordable, high-quality care and to have support and resources as caregivers themselves,” Biden said ( “It is also the policy of my administration to ensure that the care workforce is supported, valued, and paid well. Additionally, care workers should have the free and fair choice to join a union.”

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