I’ve been saying all along to talk and listen to Rand Paul. At this point, I think he is the only politician in either party, who is actually trying to get a health plan together that will work!.
With the failure by Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare this year, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands, signing an executive order Thursday that targets the health care law.
Trump is asking federal agencies to look for ways to expand the use of association health plans, groups of small businesses that pool together to buy health insurance, and to broaden the definition of short-term insurance, which is exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s rules, administration officials said.
The ultimate impact will depend on any new regulations written as a result of the order, but overall, the Trump administration could make cheaper plans with skimpier benefits more available — and experts worry that will damage the ACA’s marketplaces.
“The president still firmly believes that Congress must act to repeal and replace Obamacare, but before that can be done, this administration must act to provide relief,” Andrew Bremberg, who oversees domestic policy at the White House, told reporters Thursday morning. “We expect these policy changes to potentially benefit tens of millions of Americans over time.”
The president described the executive order as “the first steps to providing millions of Americans with ObamaCare relief.” He said he isn’t giving up on getting lawmakers to repeal the law.
“We are going to also pressure Congress very strongly to finish the repeal and the replace of ObamaCare once and for all,” Trump said.
The executive order aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs, the White House said.
The president was joined at the signing by several Republican lawmakers, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who called it “the biggest free market reform of health care in a generation.”
“This reform, if it works and goes as planned, will allow millions of people to get insurance across state lines at an inexpensive price,” Paul said.
Are you glad to see that Obamacare will finally be repealed!
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