Trump working with Rand Paul on Executive Order to allow sale of health insurance across state lines


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The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday on President Trump’s comments regarding issuing an executive order that would enable Americans to buy health insurance across state lines. For several months, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul has been working with the administration to achieve such a change by expanding existing federal regulations concerning association health plans, which would allow more Americans to obtain quality, lower-cost coverage.

“The health care debate is not over. Conservatives are still fighting for free-market reforms to the health care system. I am excited to be working with President Trump on this initiative,” said Dr. Paul in response to today’s news.

The Examiner writes, in part:

President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace.

The executive action gives the White House a chance to follow through on at least one promise related to healthcare reform, after Senate Republicans’ second attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare failed this week. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul first mentioned the action during a TV appearance Wednesday morning, saying Trump was considering taking matters into his own hands.

“I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own,” Paul told MSNBC, adding that Trump “can legalize on his own the ability of individuals to join a group or a health association across state lines and buy insurance.”

A Senate GOP source told the Washington Examiner the executive action is considered “a done deal” and likely to be announced “in the next few weeks.”

  • TexasCoyote1

    This should be interesting, but I don’t understand enough about this to see how it is going to substantially lower premiums. In order to be effective, it would seem the order must allow more of an a la carte method of picking coverages. Part of the increased premiums have been a result of forcing policy holders to buy more insurance than they needed–the so called spreading the risk over a larger pool. I call it forcing the healthy to pay the medical bills of the sick and those who choose to live an unhealthy lifestyle. But, that’s just my opinion.

    Anyway, we’ll have to see how this new EO works, and how angry the insurance industry becomes. The greater the anger, the more I will assume some real reform was achieved.

  • Dexter L. Wilson

    Yeah! Now all we have to do is remind Susan Collins and Merkowsky, and McCain that killing children in the womb is not a woman’s choice but murder. Again, Zola Levitt Ministries, when Zola was young and his wife was going to have a baby, wanted to know if there was a relationship between the development of a child in the womb was related to the Seven Feasts of Israel. He discovered that if a woman’s reproductive cycle began on the First day of Spring, she would ovulate at Passover. If the Egg was fertilized it would travel down the Fallopian tube during the Feast of Unleavened (Buried), it would implant at the Feast of First Fruits (Resurrected like Easter). The baby would go through all kinds of changes but at Pentecost it would look like a human being (new Creation). At the Feast of Trumpets the child’s hearing is complete. At the Feast of Blood Atonement the Child’s circulatory system and blood is complete. At the Feast of Tabernacles the Lungs are complete and the Child can live outside of the Mother’s womb. At the 8th Feast, Hanuka, the Child would be born. Yes, God Knows and is involved with the development of a child in the womb. Let this wake a few of you people up. By the way, at the Passover, there is a boiled egg in the Feast and the Rabbi’s never knew why.

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