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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:00 PM

Trump Clears Way For Obama Care 'Alternatives' In New Executive Order, Goes Around Stalled Congress

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

An executive order Trump plans to sign Thursday morning aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs.

“The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care,” Trump said in a statement.

According to officials, Trump will direct the secretary of labor to consider expanding access to Association Health Plans, which could allow employers to form groups across state lines offering coverage. According to the White House, these plans could offer lower rates.

Those "association health plans" could be shielded from some state and federal insurance requirements. But responding to concerns, the White House said participating employers could not exclude any workers from the plan, or charge more to those in poor health.

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def_con5 Oct 12 #1
Currentsitguy Oct 12 #2
def_con5 Oct 12 #3
RCW2014 Oct 12 #4
def_con5 Oct 12 #5

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:46 PM

1. We'll have to see how this plays out

But, I'm hopeful, $40k a year for me and the wife.

A big left winger on MSNBC, was rending her garments and saying this isn't real health care, people will no longer have coverage for substance abuse, etc.

I sure hope that's true and we can get a cheaper policy. Don't need half the crap we're forced to buy.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:03 PM

2. I'm 49, my wife is 52

Why in the hell do we need coverage for birth control and neo-natal care, for example. I should be able to shop ala carte for the coverage that most fits my heath needs.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:29 PM

3. Yep

That's what the anti-Trump lady was saying. Hope it's true.

Throw out the substance abuse, maternity care, and mental health for me.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:41 PM

4. $3,333 a month for health insurance? WTF, you both on 24/7 life support or what?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:43 PM

5. Nope

Both in our 60s, includes the out of pocket.

So we pay the premium, and then work off the out of pocket, till the insurance kicks in.

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