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Trump Executive Orders Aimed at GOP Promise to Provide Better Access to Healthcare, Says AMAC

Trump approval happy rating healthcareIt’s a ‘step toward giving consumers more choices and expanding access to lower cost insurance that better fits their individual needs’

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 20 – President Trump is hard at work trying to keep the Republican promise of providing Americans with a better way of accessing healthcare, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

“But you wouldn’t know it if you listen to leftist rhetoric alleging the president is ‘sabotaging’ the Affordable Care Act.  The fact of the matter is that his executive orders aimed at tweaking the healthcare system we are forced to live with under Obamacare was recently described by Michael Tanner, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute as ‘a step toward giving consumers more choices and expanding millions of Americans’ access to lower cost insurance that better fits their individual needs’,” according to the AMAC chief.

Weber points out that contrary to what is being widely reported, Mr. Trump’s executive order “far from unilaterally sabotaging the affordable care act, will permit federal agencies to use means, consistent with current law, to increase market competition and drive down the cost of health care”

For example, Weber points out that the order directs the Departments of Treasury and Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the flexibility and use of HRAs [Health Reimbursement Arrangements provided by employers] funded with pre-tax dollars.

The order also directs the departments to propose regulations to expand access to health care coverage by allowing employers to join and form Association Health Plans, to extend the duration of the current Short Term Limit Duration Insurance (STLDI) from three months back up to one year, and to purchase coverage across state lines.  These changes would help lower the cost of plans whose premiums, under the Affordable Care Act will increase dramatically in 2018.  “In fact, the Miami Herald recently reported that Obamacare premiums will rise by nearly 45% next year in Florida,” says Weber.

The president has already issued an order getting rid of the ACA mandate that required employers – including religious institutions – to pay for contraceptives and so-called abortion solutions such as the morning after pill.

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PaulE

The problem with having to rely on executive orders is that can be completely reversed with any new President. That can be a very good thing, as in the case of ALL of Obama’s executive orders which all had a common theme of undermining the country from within, or they can be a very bad thing, as should a Democrat ever inhabit the White House again in the future. That is why actual Congressional legislation that ends up being signed into law is so vitally important. It creates a permanence, that is not so easily reversed or repealed with the simple changing of control over who occupies the White House. As for the article, what Trump has done is by his own admission a Band-Aid, because Congress has refused to do their job as they promised for seven long years. So while a Band-Aid may slow the bleeding for some… Read more »

Rik

Until the President and/or the Republicans in Congress fulfill THEIR PROMISE to the American people and COMPLETELY REPEAL OBAMACARE IN ITS ENTIRETY they can EXPECT the electorate to look upon them as LIARS!!! … Why is it in politics that to “lie” is okay and normal? … If I can’t get away with living my normal life with lying, why is it okay for politicians? … Has our society degenerated to such a despicable low degree that lying is looked upon as normal behavior for politicians? … I say it’s time to breakaway from these professional liars, form a new, independent Conservative Party and PROMISE the American people to be HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY and LOYAL in ALL THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS. … Oh, and most importantly, NO ATTORNEYS ALLOWED!!! … Right now, I see no difference between Democrats or Republicans. …. People’s behavior won’t change unless you force them to change.… Read more »

Peter K

What is most troubling to me is the lack of an honest press. I and many other people take no issue with criticism of the White House and/or its policies, however, not reporting factual happenings because they “may” afford their adversary, in this case, the President, a fair assessment of his efforts is simply wrong and intellectually dishonest.

Someone needs to step up and report FACTS, then let the people decide what is good or bad for them.

Obama was a puppet for the far left with his actions or lack of actions leaving a long-lasting negative mark on the future of our Country. Congress is typically complicit with anyone championing the status quo because it fits their personal agenda of retaining power over the people. Pretty sad state of affairs when the people have few options in selecting their representatives.

Scottar

I guess that’s about all Trump can due while congress drags ass in foggy bottom.

PatO

Does anyone know if AMAC members might be allowed someday to purchase insurance as an association under the new regs – or is that still to be determined?