Fresh off the colossal failure by the Senate to move the ball down the field on the Obamacare replacement bill, President Trump has decided to take things into his own hands, literally.
From the podium at Andrews Air Force Base, Trump revealed that the final details are being polished on an executive order that will essentially hamstring Obamacare.
The gist of the order will give consumers the right to buy policies across state lines, effectively ending the intra-state monopolies that exist for many companies like Blue Cross-Blue Shield.
That, in turn, will re-introduce competition into the marketplace and drive health insurance premiums down.
Now the challenge is how to deal with rising costs of healthcare and the bloated role Medicaid and Medicare play in the market.
But don’t hold your breath on Congress to find a solution soon.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Trump covered a wide range of topics, including healthcare and the new Republican tax plan being rolled out today.
Notably, Trump said he will be signing an expansive Executive Order regarding health care in the wake of the latest failure to get anything passed in Congress.
Trump said one of the major aspects of the EO being “finished up now” is it will include language allowing health insurance buyers to purchase plans across state lines.
This was a major point of contention for many conservatives in Congress, including people like Sen. Rand Paul (R – Ky.), who said he could not vote for the latest health care bill because it was not included.