And NATURALLY, the Dems/leftists will sue to stop this, which means, once again, that the Dems/leftists will be on the wrong side of helping working American survive, by trying to actively thwart Americans from buying better and less expensive healthcare insurance for no other reason than the ideology that Americans should never be allowed a free choice for anything and that the government should have a total monopoly on healthcare.
Trump readies executive order that will let consumers cross state lines to buy health insurance
American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2017 | Rick Moran
Posted on 9/28/2017, 9:39:21 AM by SeekAndFind
Donald Trump is preparing an executive order that would achieve a long standing goal of insurance reform advocates.
The president’s executive order will reportedly allow individuals to join group plans from out of state. Current law allows companies to sell across state linesn but due to red tape and resistance by state insurance officials, most companies refuse to take advantage of the opportunity. The order would allow consumers to join associations and group health plans located in other states.
Current law allows companies to sell health insurance across state lines, but so far few have offered out-of-state policies. To date, although all states have the authority to do so, only six have enacted across state lines legislation.
And even among states that passed laws to allow out-of-state sales, no insurer has entered the market. Skeptics point out the difficulties that companies face in developing a health insurance product that can be sold in multiple states. They include challenges in building a provider network with competitive rates, regulatory and administrative differences across states and the impact on risk pools that could result in higher premiums for less-healthy individuals.
Proponents of the plan insist it can be done.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, touted the idea Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“I believe President Trump can legalize, on his own, the ability of individuals to join a group or health association across state lines to buy insurance,” said Paul.
While the White House has not offered further guidance on the executive order Trump mentioned, Paul said hes discussed his proposal with the president.
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“Dems/leftists will sue to stop this”
They’ll go further than suing. It’ll be one more reason for impeachment for them.
Rand Paul, IMHO, is the only principled Senator out the 100. He’s still pushing for full repeal.
He said immediately that he would not vote for the Lindsey Graham proposal, because while it made some changes, it simply formalized the corrupt subsidies to Obamacare crony insurance companies.
At least Rand Paul is trying to do something about healthcare. McCain, Collins and others vote against it and say bipartisan work needs to be done, but don’t do anything.
This would be a devastating, Executive-level uppercut to the glass jaw of McConnell and his snarky cabal of malcontents, and I, for one, would absolutely LOVE to see Trump do it so I could enjoy the firework BANG-BANG-POW of elitist heads exploding all across the country.
How ya like me now!?
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) seems to have partially solved the across state line problem without congress sor:
Illinois; Texas; New Mexico; Oklahoma and Montana.
What a coward. Allow me to translate:
“Congress, bereft of any sense of duty, loyalty to the represented, or honor in any measurable quantity, chose to do nothing on what we promised we’d do for over seven years.
Instead, we are going to leave it to the man we’ve actively opposed and sabotaged at every turn to make good on the promises we made to you.
The Trump team are scary smart and competent
The power over healthcare is not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, therefore, the power over healthcare is reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
This is an excellent approach.
It will greatly diminish the danger of “single payer” gaining any traction.
Mostly what we need is repeal of all O-care taxes and limitations.
On the other hand, maybe there is a reason a given state or county has no insurance company willing to write policies for Obamacareites - ITS NOT PROFITABLE. So now that an insurance carrier can come from out of state to write policies, which insurance company is going to come and do so when IT IS NOT PROFITABLE!
The requirements of the ACA make it unaffordable for real insurance, or very expensive with deductibles too high for the people with the policies.
Question: Why would doctors take subsidized Obamacare patients (meaning they can't afford the premiums, so the government chips in) when they know the subsidized Obamacare patient can't afford to pay the deductible? They won't, because they know they won't get paid.
Since the Constitution does not give the fed govt. control over health care, O-care is unconstitutional, but then there are lots of other unconstitutional laws and rulings. In spite of that, I think it’s very likely Dems would challenge either an EO or law passed by congress that would allow a healthcare policy described in this article (for example buying policies across state lines).
Good plan, and good that DT and RP are working together.