President Trump has been forced into a difficult position for anyone, with Congress lawmakers impeding him at every turn, he is going around them. An executive order had just been signed which will implement changes to what the president has called “nightmare” Obamacare.
The order will allow small businesses as well as individuals to form groups. They will then be able to sponsor health coverage which can then be marketed across state lines.
President Trump has stated his order “directs the Department of Health and Human Services, the Treasury, and the Department of Labor, to take action to increase competition, increase choice, and increase access to lower-priced, high-quality health care options … and people will have great, great health care.”
As he has always done, President Trump is not quitting with these small changes. He has promised to continue the pressure on Congress for a complete repeal and replace of the disaster that is Obamacare.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
It has been a frustrating year for the president and Americans who have listened to the GOP vow for years that their first order of business under a Republican Congress would be to repeal Obama’s legacy. Instead, as we have seen repeatedly, they have blocked any attempt and refuse to work on a replacement.
Conservative Daily Post reported earlier today that a coalition of several conservative groups had called for the resignation of Senator Mitch McConnell over his continued resistance to President Trump’s agenda, including Obamacare repeal.
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) October 12, 2017
It is expected that challenges to this order will begin immediately. They will flow in from every corner including medical associations, consumer groups, insurers, and of course, Democrats. Perhaps this unexpected move from the president will spur on more cohesive legislation to finally get rid of Obamacare. As President Trump reminded everyone today;
“Since I became president of the United States, I just keep hearing repeal and replace, repeal, replace, well, we’re starting that process. And we’re starting it in a very positive manner.”
Source: New York Post