The healthcare debate isn’t over. President Trump made a surprise announcement Wednesday, saying that he’s considering an executive order that would allow people to buy healthcare across state lines.
It’s about time. Republicans have long supported the idea but they’ve been too incompetent to accomplish. After the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare, it’s encouraging that Trump isn’t giving up. Healthcare is one of the few political issues that affect every single American.
“We want to find solutions that deliver more choices, more competition, and lower costs. We will be looking forward to the details of what specifically will be proposed,” a spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans said. “While cross-state selling has been offered as a solution…there are challenges that need to be addressed for it to be a viable solution.”
We can’t expect insurance companies to be pleased with plans that help their customers. Encouraging competition by eliminating expensive state regulations would allow companies to offer cheap national plans and lower profits.
“I am considering an executive order on associations, and that will take care of a tremendous number of people with regard to health care,” Trump said Wednesday.
Obamacare needs to die. Millions of people are suffering because of inadequate healthcare. It’s the government’s responsibility to fix the problem. If Republicans can’t help, Trump will have to do it on his own.
We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60. Get rid of Filibuster Rule!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
(Source: The Hill)