This Thursday, President Donald Trump announced new executive changes to Obamacare, followed by a signing of a new executive order to open up the health insurance market. The commander-in-chief revealed that he wanted to increase the healthcare options for Americans to experience a relief from Obamacare, even after the Senate Republicans failed to deliver on their promise to their people to repeal and replace the Obama-era act.
Trump stated, “This will cost the United States government virtually nothing and will provide people great, great health care.” before he later added, “The cost of Obamacare has been so outrageous that it has destroyed everything in its wake.”
All in all, the order is expected to expand access to association health plans by small businesses as well as the length of short-term health plans, and on top of that, expand health reimbursement accounts for small businesses.
Sen. Rand Paul stepped in to support the action, praising it as “the biggest free-market reform of health care in a generation,” and later explaining further on how it was a move towards allowing the American people to purchase health care across state lines. The president later replied to Rand Paul saying that when you have the Kentucky senator on your side, everything has to be positive.
“Today is only the beginning,” Trump said near the end of his speech, adding, “In the coming months, we plan to take new measures to provide our people with even more relief and more freedom.”
Aside from Rand Paul, Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina as well as Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon also attended the event.