Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

New US Healthcare Order to be Signed This Week?

New US Healthcare Order to be Signed This Week?

"It will be great, great health care for many, many people - a big percentage of the number of people that we were talking about for failed Obamacare", Trump continued.

With this issue stopping Trump from fulfilling one of his campaign promise, he has mentioned before that he is considering using an executive order that would enable Americans to purchase their insurance plans through health associations across state borders. It is unlikely consumers could sign up for these plans during the 2018 open enrollment period, which begins November 1.

Stalled in his efforts to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in Congress, Trump vowed late last month to take executive action to change aspects of the law, which he has deemed a failure. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who has identified specific reforms that could be made by the President alone.

He said people would be able to buy plans from "many, many competitors", which he implied would drive down prices.


Though, it is challenging to fully make any determinations about the executive order, since it is still possible that Trump will make changes to its contents or not sign it at all - something which, according to Vox, he has done with other executive actions in the past.

"Now, we're going to have to do something with Obamacare because it's failing". This week, Trump and his White House are putting the finishing touches on an executive order expanding association health plans aimed at providing more people with lower-cost insurance options. Sen. Kulhman also added that he believes that fears about association plans undermining the Obamacare marketplace are "overblown". Many people are understandably concerned about the implications the order could have on health care in the United States, with some likely wondering whether or not Trump could actually end Obamacare with an executive order. Also, these plans have a long history of financial troubles, with some becoming insolvent.

President Donald Trump says that selling insurance across state lines will trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies.

Critics are anxious those health plans would not be regulated by the same rules as Obamacare plans, such as the law that people with pre-existing conditions are protected.

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