Trump signs executive order on healthcare

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

"Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine 'Obamacare,' the program he's promised to kill. 'With these actions, we are moving toward lower costs and more options in the health care market,' Trump said before signing his directive in the Oval Office. Trump said he will continue to pressure Congress to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Some experts said the White House plan could undermine coverage on the ACA's insurance marketplaces, particularly for people with health problems. That would happen if healthy people flock to lower-cost plans with limited benefits." (10/12/17)

  • Steve Trinward

    what they (and CNN and the rest of the "MSM") ignore is the effect of the “association health plans” on breaking the chains of "employee benefits" that have shackled people to jobs for fear of "losing affordable coverage" … forming groups around self-employed and small businesses (along with some currently unemployed who can afford small payments into the group) is a major step to shifting that paradigm. Lowering the requirements for such policies also helps. Nobody wants to see this as a step away from the failing Obamacare.