He’s signed an executive order to make lower-premium plans more widely available.
But the changes Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer. That’s according to administration officials who outlined the order for reporters Thursday morning. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect coverage for 2019, let alone next year.
Trump signed the order in the White
The president says the order will provide what he calls “Obamacare relief” for millions of Americans.
Trump is relying on the executive order because the Republican-controlled
Trump says the health care system “will get better” with his action, and the action will cost the federal government nothing.
The president says he still wants
Now Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order that aims to make lower-premium insurance plans available to more consumers. He will unveil his plan Thursday.
Administration officials say it will let groups and associations sponsor coverage that can be marketed across the land, reflecting Trump’s longstanding belief that interstate competition will lead to lower premiums.
Trump’s move is likely to encounter opposition from medical associations, consumer groups and even insurers — the same coalition that has blocked congressional