Are you honestly surprised as Trump is essentially duty bound to take whatever action in whatever form necessary to undermine, gut, remove, eliminate Obamacare

…Are you honestly surprised as Trump is essentially duty bound to take whatever action in whatever form necessary to undermine, gut, remove, eliminate Obamacare…

President Donald Trump today signed an executive order aimed at allowing trade associations and other groups to offer their own health plans – a move seen as expanding cheaper insurance options while also threatening to destabilize the Obamacare markets.

The order directs federal agencies to rewrite rules to allow the sale of so-called association health plans – which would be exempt from some of Obamacare’s strict regulations – across state lines. Republicans have long championed the idea as a way to lower insurance costs and give people more options. But the plans could charge far less for a skimpier set of benefits, attracting healthier customers while potentially leaving Obamacare plans with higher-cost enrollees.

Trump will also direct the federal government to lift Obama-era limits on short-term insurance plans sold outside of the Obamacare markets. A third element of the order looks to expand a program allowing employers to set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay workers’ insurance premiums.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/trump-issues-order-expanding-access-to-loosely-regulated-health-plans-243713

Trump Signs Order To Undermine Obamacare Insurance Rules

 

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order that could rattle the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets by allowing a proliferation of cheaper, less comprehensive plans that would undermine rules about who and what insurers must cover.


The changes represent a step toward repeal of Obamacare, something Trump and Republicans have unsuccessfully attempted to do through legislation. “We’re starting that process,” Trump said at a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, adding that he still expects legislation to pass at some point. “Today is only the beginning.”

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