Skip to comments.Trump clears way for ObamaCare 'alternatives' in new executive order, goes around stalled Congress
Posted on 10/12/2017 9:08:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
The White House announced Thursday that President Trump is taking executive action on health care as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines.
An executive order Trump plans to sign Thursday morning aims to offer alternatives to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs.
The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care, Trump said in a statement.TRUMP'S HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE ORDER: WHAT TO KNOW
According to officials, Trump will direct the secretary of labor to consider expanding access to Association Health Plans, which could allow employers to form groups across state lines offering coverage. According to the White House, these plans could offer lower rates.
Those "association health plans" could be shielded from some state and federal insurance requirements. But responding to concerns, the White House said participating employers could not exclude any workers from the plan, or charge more to those in poor health.
The order also calls on other federal agencies to consider expanding coverage in low-cost, short-term insurance plans not subject to ObamaCare rules.
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Judge in Hawaii awakened before breakfast...
Hahaha. Winning! MAGA! congress is replete with subversives, losers, seditionists and traitors. Great “leaders” there, no?
MAGA indeed. Life is grand
A Phone and a Pen.
What a concept!
The scary side of this is that states may purposely now crash 0bamacare (as if it can get any worse) and then Congress using Trump’s “interference” as grounds to impeach.
In this evil world today anything is possible to destroy the good man.
Just food for thought, but we were all outraged by Obama’s use of Executive orders during his eight year reign of terror. As much as I agree with our President’s use of the Executive order in this instance are we being hypocritical?
Yes! What’s good for the goose... MAGA!
Plus, this EO can be immediately reversed in 8 years.
Props to Senator Paul for his contributions to getting this done! He could have been a purist and said it wasn’t enough but he has been working for a long time now to inject just this little bit of free market competition into the market.
You can never put this Administration is the business as usual box. He’s fighting Dems, his own party, entire media, and deep state.
Anything he can do I cheer.
“Judge in Hawaii awakened before breakfast...”
Yep. Too much free market thinking involved here. As ole Fritz Hollins might have said, “too much freedom goin’ on out there”.
Get greedy shareholders CEOs out of health care with state chartered non-profits. Only solution.
Ceo United Healthcare $31.000.000 plus perqs
That is the question isn’t it? Does the president have the authority to do everything that he is doing in this EO?
Bravo President Donald J. Trump! And thank you Sen. Rand Paul for pushing this framework.
This single act along with Justice Gorsuch validates my vote for Mr. Trump. 100%!
UP YOURS Sen.John McCain. You are totally irrelevant! :<)
No, he’s DEREGULATING a regulation that was on the books
This goes back to one thing and one thing only, the attempt to make EVERY health insurance policy cover the same thing.
People are paying attention to the portions across state lines and association approaches but the BIGGEST way to reduce cost is to be able to offer the old-fashioned Major Medical policies that most of us remember from our younger days! Now the states will be able to let insurance companies design those plans again, which were effectively regulated out of existence to make us cover EVERYTHING in our policies.
Doing THAT ALONE is the death knell for Obamacare!