Trump's executive order for health care alternatives prods Congress to pass Obamacare repeal

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Winners and losers of Trump's executive order on Obamacare

- washingtonexaminer.com
13 Oct 2017
The Kentucky Republican opposed several bills that other Republicans supported to repeal and replace portions of Obamacare, partly leading to the failure of the most-recently considered healthcare legislation known as Graham-Cassidy. Even so, he worked with the Trump administration for months to make suggestions about executive actions that could be taken to allow people ...

Donald Trump's Terrible Executive Order on Health Care

13 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump is now trying to break the health-care system all by himself, although he has more help than he might acknowledge. On Thursday, Trump launched an assault on Obamacare from two angles. First, the White House staged a signing ceremony for an executive order designed to push people into what are known, accurately, as "junk" insurance plans--the kind, ...
- newyorker.com

Donald Trump & Association Health Plans

- nationalreview.com
13 Oct 2017
On October 12, President Trump signed an executive order that could expand the ability of small businesses to purchase health care for their employees through Association Health Plans. In response to this proposal, a headline at Vox screamed: "Tennessee has insurance rules like the ones Trump proposed. It's not going well." But AHPs merely allow people to buy into the same ...

Trump Health Order Could Hurt Many Insurers, Help Others

13 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to pursue sweeping regulatory changes to the health-care system. Mr. Trump said the order will "increase competition, increase choice, and increase access to lower-cost, high-quality health-care options." Photo: Getty
- wsj.com

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

- yahoo.com
13 Oct 2017
Trump signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at letting small businesses join nationwide associations for the purpose of buying large-group health plans that are not subject to coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

Trump Executive Order Expands Opportunities For Healthier People To Exit ACA

13 Oct 2017
On October 12, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order concerning health care coverage. The White House also posted two summaries of the order. If carried into action, the provisions of the executive order would likely siphon healthy people from of the Affordable Care Act-compliant market, continuing a pattern of regulatory actions under the Trump ...
- healthaffairs.org

What's in Trump's health care executive order

- money.cnn.com
13 Oct 2017
Expand employers' ability to give workers cash to buy coverage elsewhere. Health reimbursement arrangements are not well-known, but they figure into Trump's executive order. Employers use them to provide workers with tax-free funds to pay for health care costs, mainly deductibles and co-pays.

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

13 Oct 2017
The order, Trump said from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, would give "millions of Americans with Obamacare relief." It would "cost the United States government virtually nothing and people will have great great health care. And when I say people, I mean by the millions and millions."
- localmemphis.com

Trump Slammed For Putting Lives At Risk By Ending Obamacare Subsidies In Executive Order BET

- bet.com
13 Oct 2017
As if health care wasn't complex enough (although "nobody knew it could be so complicated" ), Trump's order made the current congressional effort more confusing. Basically, Obamacare is not yet repealed. However, people who buy insurance independent of their employer could be greatly affected, reported the New York Times.

Trump eases ObamaCare rules with executive order

13 Oct 2017
"Having failed to repeal the law in Congress, the president is sabotaging the system, using a wrecking ball to singlehandedly rip apart our health care system," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer Charles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for ...
- thehill.com

Nevada lawmakers react to President Trump's health care executive order

- mynews4.com
13 Oct 2017
"Instead of working in a bipartisan manner to reform our healthcare system, President Trump has chosen to openly sabotage the Affordable Health Act, putting the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans in jeopardy," Cortez Masto said in a statement. "Today's executive order will further destabilize our healthcare system by deregulating association health plans and ...

What You Need To Know About Trump's Health Care Executive Order

13 Oct 2017
Within 60 days, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) will propose regulatory changes regarding short-term health plans. Regulations here will likely revoke rules put into place by the Obama Administration last October. Last year, the Obama Administration limited short-term plans to 90 days in duration (down from 364 days), and prevented ...
- thenewright.news

Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare Times of India

- timesofindia.indiatimes.com
13 Oct 2017
Conservative groups and lawmakers have cheered Trump's order. Republican Senator Rand Paul, who said he worked with Trump for months on the order, opposed the Senate's most recent attempt to overhaul Obamacare because he said it left too many of Obamcare's regulations and spending programs in place.

Trump Announces Decision to Collapse Nation's Health Care

13 Oct 2017
The cost-sharing payments, which are disbursed in monthly installments, will stop almost immediately. While some companies had already raised their prices in anticipation of such a move, many more will now pass the costs to consumers. The president's other executive action scrapping A.C.A. regulations, meanwhile, might lower prices for some, but only by spiking premiums ...
- vanityfair.com

Trump's executive order doesn't repeal ObamaCare, but here's how it helps a lot

- canadafreepress.com
13 Oct 2017
Mr. Trump's order could eventually make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy insurance through new entities known as association health plans, which could be created by business and professional groups. A White House official said these health plans "could potentially allow American employers to form groups across state lines" -- a goal championed by Mr. ...

Trump Administration To End Obamacare Subsidies For The Poor

13 Oct 2017
While Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans say they despise Obamacare, it nevertheless presents them with a dilemma: Stripping out parts of it could please the GOP base but also make health care more expensive (or even unavailable) for many Americans -- many who are located in states that Trump won.
- npr.org

Trump Goes After Obamacare With Executive Order Sons of Liberty Media

- sonsoflibertymedia.com
13 Oct 2017
The executive order directs the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury to take steps to make it easier for people to band together and buy coverage through what is known as "association health plans." It also would allow people to buy low-cost, short-term health insurance plans, which the Obama administration limited to three months, and would expand ...

Frustrated by Congress, Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare

13 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law.
- chinadailyhk.com

Blunt Force Truth Why Trump's Executive Order On Health Care Is A Positive Step

- bluntforcetruth.com
13 Oct 2017
Third, the Obama administration issued regulations limiting the ability of businesses to offer their employees coverage through "Health Reimbursement Arrangements," in order to force such plans to comply with Obamacare's standardized, one-size-fits-all benefit design.

Reactions to Trump's plans to dismantle ACA through executive order Updated

13 Oct 2017
Update Last night came news that Trump will sign another executive order Friday to get rid of the subsidies to insurers selling Obamacare, a move confirmed by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . The subsidies were set up to help low-income Americans pay for insurance.
- medcitynews.com

President Trump signs health care order

- weau.com
13 Oct 2017
"President Trump continues to make good on his promise to the 28 million Americans left behind by failures of Obamacare," said Chairwoman McDaniel. "This executive order gives victims of Obamacare greater control of their healthcare options and works to create a more affordable system. While Democrats in Congress have yet to put politics aside and prioritize a health ...

What You Need To Know About Trump's Health Care Executive Order

13 Oct 2017
Within 120 days, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and HHS will propose regulatory changes regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), vehicles where employers can deposit pre-tax dollars for their employees to use for health expenses. A 2013 IRS Notice prevented employers from using HRA dollars to fund employees' individual health insurance premiums--because the ...
- thefederalist.com

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

- nbcnews.com
13 Oct 2017
"The implications in the short-term are practically nothing," said Arthur Tacchino, chief innovation officer at SyncStream Solutions, a health care consulting firm. "[Obamacare] premiums have already been set by carriers for 2018. They won't change them now because of an executive order with no detailed regulations."

President Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Sale of Health Insurance Across State Lines

13 Oct 2017
The executive order instructs three agencies--the Department of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor--to consider increasing health care coverage through short-term limited duration insurance, which is not subject to the Affordable Care Act's rules and mandates. This type of insurance usually has high coverage limits and more providers.
- freebeacon.com

Flipboard on Flipboard

- flipboard.com
13 Oct 2017
In presenting the plan at the executive-order signing, Trump did his best impression of a flim-flam man--that is to say, he was entirely in character. The guests included members of his Administration, some small-business representatives, and Senator Rand Paul, who believed that the Senate's last attempt to break Obamacare was not radical enough. Trump didn't have many ...

President Trump signs executive order on health care

13 Oct 2017
"The President's Executive Order pulls the rug from under the Affordable Care Act, which helped New York expand access to affordable health care to millions of New Yorkers, and takes aim at essential health benefits and protections for people with pre-existing conditions," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.
- newsday.com

Rand Paul Calls Trump Change 'Biggest Free Market Reform of Health Care in a Generation

- lifezette.com
13 Oct 2017
Some health policy analysts have questioned how much impact the executive order could have, given the restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act. Michael Tanner, a health policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute, said much will depend on the fine print. He asked whether association plans formed by bakeries, for instance, would be closed or whether anyone could ...

Pres Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

13 Oct 2017
I wonder what will be the basis of the lawsuits - it's an existing law that was not repealed. If I understand correcttly, it's just the executive's interpretation of the law is now broader.and in fact I think I remember when groups/associations could offer health insurance - I remember in the 80's a professional group I was a member of offered a health insurance plan - I ...
- oann.com

Resisting Trump's Strategic Health Care Shifts

- liberalresistance.net
13 Oct 2017
Of course, Trump tends not to be true to his word. Rather than subsidizing insurance premiums as the ACA does, Trumpcare would provide tax credits in their place, credits that would come nowhere near paying for people's insurance needs. As a result, the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that Trump's health care plan, if enacted, would result in 14 million currently ...

Trump Executive Order Begins Dismantling Obamacare

13 Oct 2017
(WND.com) Thwarted over and over by a unified Democratic Party loathe to see Obamacare fixed joined by a handful of members of the GOP, President Donald Trump Thursday used his pen and his executive power to at least partially fulfill a key campaign promise.
- libertyheadlines.com
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