It’s a great start. Since congress couldn’t get its act together and repeal Obamacare, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands and providing relief to Americans who have suffered greatly under the failed health care law. Today he signed an executive order to bring down the price of health insurance.
Independent Journal Review has the story:
According to Trump, the executive order “directs the Department of Health and Human Services, the Treasury, and the Department of Labor, to take action to increase competition, increase choice, and increase access to lower priced, high-quality health care options.”
“This will cost the United States government virtually nothing,” the president said of his health care action Thursday morning.
Continuing to detail what this executive action would entail, Trump said that it would allow employers to “purchase the health plans their workers want.” He continued, saying that he was directing Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to “consider ways to expand these associations and these health care plans all across state lines.”
After introducing the owners of a small business to those assembled, Trump claimed that he would also be expanding “short-term, limited duration insurance,” policies that are not subject to “expensive” Obamacare rules and regulations.
“So we’re going to have a very widely available plan that’s going to cost much less and from the standpoint of the United States government, we will be very happy,” Trump said.
While action by congress will be a more secure, longer lasting end to Obamacare, an executive order by the president gives America a better chance in the healthcare market.