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Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:00

Trump Signs Executive Order to Loosen Obamacare Rules for Businesses

Written by  Mary Chastain

“The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines…”

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to start loosening some rules associated with Obamacare after the Republican controlled Congress failed many times to repeal the healthcare law. From Fox News:

According to officials, Trump will direct the secretary of labor to consider expanding access to Association Health Plans, which could allow employers to form groups across state lines offering coverage. According to the White House, these plans could offer lower rates.

Those “association health plans” could be shielded from some state and federal insurance requirements. But responding to concerns, the White House said participating employers could not exclude any workers from the plan, or charge more to those in poor health.

The order also calls on other federal agencies to consider expanding coverage in low-cost, short-term insurance plans not subject to ObamaCare rules.

Trump said:

“The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care,” Trump said in a statement.

So overall, this executive order “does not make changes itself; rather it directs agencies to issue new regulations or guidance.

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Last modified on Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:35

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No other choice since the Democrats will not help resolve the problem.

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President Trump had to do this.....Obamacare is going to implode....I live in the state of Florida and we have one insurance carrier, one!....Some states have none....You will now be able to cross state lines and choose the insurance and plan YOU want....Regardless of what the Dems have to say, premiums will go down....I am a retired Medical Biller and I know what Obamacare did to the patient, to the insurance carriers and employers....This will be much better.....Obamacare was shoved down everyone's throats and you really did not have a chose to descent care.....Please remember to be patient and allow this to take effect.....
We have to remember the Dems will do whatever they can to scare everyone....

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Democrats are outraged that a parallel plan will be in direct competition with Obamacare, taking business away.

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