President Trump Signs an Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition

Text of the Executive Order:

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Thursday took executive action on health care, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare.

“So this is promoting health care, choice and competition all across the United States,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. “This is going to be something that millions and millions of people will be signing up for and they’re going to be very happy. This will be great health care.”

The president described the executive order as “the first steps to providing millions of Americans with ObamaCare relief.” He said he isn’t giving up on getting lawmakers to repeal the law.

“We are going to also pressure Congress very strongly to finish the repeal and the replace of ObamaCare once and for all,” Trump said.

The executive order aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs, the White House said.

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2 Responses to President Trump Signs an Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition

  1. Lucille says:

    Wonderful beginning to getting health care costs back to a manageable level. Glad to see that Senator Paul doesn’t mind a bit of ribbing, too. That was a very happy scene.

    A friend of mine told me that she pays $600 per month for her health insurance since her company no longer provides health care for their support staff. Her deductible is huge, though I can’t remember the exact amount. On a monthly salary of around $45,000, and living in Los Angeles County where housing is so expensive, she’s barely scraping by. Hopefully her company will group with other companies as they did before Obamacare became the law of the land.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Here’s a great still shot of the signing….

    President Donald J. Trump signs the Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition | October 12, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)


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