The President of the United States of America is getting no help from the GOP Congress; who are receiving a salary while literally sitting on their asses stalling any of the President’s Agenda.
For over 8 years the GOP wined and dined upon the claims they wanted to repeal Obamacare; and once given complete control of both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate they've been unable to agree upon any solution thus rendering them useless pieces of human garbage.
President Trump campaigned on repealing Obamacare and giving Americans a free choice instead of the forced mandate of taking Obama’s disastrous Health Care or paying a penalty at the end of each year for not doing so.
Now President Trump is going to wave the pen with an Executive Order to attempt to dismantle the Obamacare Communist policy of forcing individuals to remain within a specific state for their plans which has discouraged competition amongst insurance companies who have stood to gain from those unable to use the free market to decide what is best for them and their families.
<i>“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.” – President Donald J. Trump</i>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The time has come to take action to IMPROVE access, INCREASE choices, and LOWER COSTS for HEALTHCARE! <br>➡️<a href="https://t.co/mz5fdveTVh">https://t.co/mz5fdveTVh</a> <a href="https://t.co/dDZLsKuNSe">pic.twitter.com/dDZLsKuNSe</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918523263554412544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 12, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The President said the following regarding the new Executive Order:
<blockquote>”I want to begin by saying it's my pleasure to welcome so many great small business and association leaders to the White House as we prepare to make this truly historic announcement. And that's exactly what it is.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”We've been hearing about the disaster of Obamacare for so long – in my case, many years, most of it outside in civilian life. And for a long period of time since I've started running and since I became President of the United States, I just keep hearing "repeal and replace, repeal and replace." Well, we're starting that process, and we're starting it in a very positive manner.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”And I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive, that I can tell you. Boy. I was just saying as he's getting up and saying all these wonderful things about what we're going to be announcing, I said, boy, that's pretty unusual. I'm very impressed.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”But seven years ago, congressional Democrats broke the American healthcare system by forcing the Obamacare nightmare onto the American people. And it has been a nightmare. You look at what's happening with the premiums and the increases of 100 percent and 120 percent, and even in one case, Alaska, over 200 percent. And now, every congressional Democrat has blocked the effort to save Americans from Obamacare, along with a very small, frankly, handful of Republicans – three. And we're going to take care of that also because I believe we have the votes to do block grants at a little bit later time, and we'll be able to do that.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Premiums have gone skyrocketing. But today, one-third of all the counties in America have only a single insurer selling coverage on an exchange, and next year it looks like nearly half of all counties in our country – think of that – all of the counties, one half will have only one insurer. And many will have none. Many will have absolutely created roadblocks for people to have any form of the insurance we're talking about.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”It's why, in a few moments, I will sign an executive order taking the first steps to providing millions of Americans with Obamacare relief.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”It 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 healthcare options. And they will have so many options. This will cost the United States government virtually nothing, and people will have great, great healthcare. And when I say people, I mean by the millions and millions.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”We aim to allow more small businesses to form associations to buy affordable and competitive health insurance. This would open up additional options for employers to purchase the health plans their workers want.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”I'm also directing Secretary Acosta to consider ways to expand these associations and these healthcare plans all across state lines. This will create tremendous competition and transformative – in so many ways – change aimed at creating more and lower prices for millions of Americans.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”But the competition will be staggering. Insurance companies will be fighting to get every single person signed up, and you will be hopefully negotiating, negotiating, negotiating, and you'll get such low prices for such great care. Should have been done a long time ago, and it could have been done a long time ago.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”This will allow thousands of small business employers to have the same purchasing power as large employers to get more affordable and generous insurance options for their workers.”</blockquote>
This is a major first step towards progress on Healthcare that can and will be more affordable for taxpayers across the United States.
President Trump deserves a massive amount of credit for this Executive Order; and the fact that he had to use the pen at all is a reminder why we need to vote out each and almost every incumbent Republican in 2018 and 2020 for newcomers to the political spectrum.
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