Trump's New Executive Order Aims To Expand Health Care Options

I MEANT TO DO THAT Trump hustled back to the desk where the executive order and a pen had been waiting for him the whole time

The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. "This will be great health care".

The Democratic attorneys general of New York and California were joining forces with several other states, including Kentucky, Massachusetts and Connecticut, to file a lawsuit in federal court in California.

Going without health insurance in the United States, which has the world's most expensive health system, can be financially ruinous.

Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania: "Pennsylvania's hospital community is deeply disappointed by the President's executive action to end the federal cost-sharing subsidies that help lower-income individuals secure health care coverage".

People with lower incomes will be unaffected since the ACA, also known as Obamacare, provides government subsidies - in the form of tax credits - that ensure their out-of-pocket insurance costs remain stable.

About 66 percent said they thought it was more important to craft legislation to stabilize the Affordable Care Act than it was to continue trying to repeal and replace the law.

The Women's March announced that Senator Bernie Sanders would deliver the opening-night speech at their convention later this month.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated in January that the cost-sharing subsidies would total $7 billion in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, and $10 billion in fiscal 2018.

"Scared, anxious and worried", said Carmen Parra, a 64-year-old Miami nanny when asked for her reaction to Trump's decision. "It has been a nightmare". He has not committed to making billions of dollars of payments to insurers guaranteed under Obamacare, prompting many to exit the individual market or hike premiums for 2018.

The House argued that the executive branch was illegally appropriating the funds, and a lower court agreed in 2016.

Republican House Leader Paul Ryan voiced his approval for the plan in a statement tweeted out by Sahil Kapur, National political reporter for Bloomberg News. One bipartisan group has been working to find a solution to preserve these payments and shore up the markets.

But the real savings in premiums is likely to come because the policies could offer fewer benefits than more regulated ACA plans, and the associations would have more leeway to set premiums based on the health of the group.

The administration late Thursday said it would stop providing insurers with the CSR payments required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as Trump has long threatened to do.

Leading GOP lawmakers have also called for continuing the payments to insurers, at least temporarily, so constituents maintain access to health insurance. Administration officials said the payments were unconstitutional bailouts of the insurance industry. "And when I say people, I mean by the millions and millions".

Three-quarters of county enrollees qualify for the premium subsidies, which are awarded on a sliding scale and rise as premiums do. "In the end it's going to be just as effective and maybe it will even be better".

Strongly pro-life Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, was also with Trump as he signed the order. "Anything that allows them to amalgamate their purchasing power will be helpful".

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. The order is the first official step in overhauling major federal regulations while encouraging cheaper, loosely regulated health insurance plans.

"They can cobble these things together pretty easily", John Graves, a health policy expert at Vanderbilt University, told the Times.

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