BOOM! Trump Opens Doors To Healthcare Freedom For American Middle Class

Bypassing a Republican do-nothing Congress (whose leadership remains firmly anti-Trump & anti-Middle Class) POTUS Trump signed an Executive Order that greatly expands healthcare choice in America which is the opposite of what the failed, insanely expensive, and now crumbling, Obamacare legislation did.

Obamacare made it impossible for people to sign up for low-cost, short-term plans. Those plans then went away leaving millions having to choose between an Obamacare plan they couldn’t afford, or going without health insurance. Most chose to go without. Donald Trump has now given those people another choice, a better choice, and a far more affordable choice as explained so well by The New York Post:

…Trump is removing Obama’s 90-day limit, reopening that low-cost option. That’s good news for 8 million people currently getting whacked with an ObamaCare tax penalty for not having insurance, and another 11 million uninsured who avoided the penalty by pleading hardship. Count on many of them to buy coverage when they have an affordable option. That will reduce the number of uninsured.

…A less detailed part of Trump’s announcement gives the green light to so-called association plans, which would allow small employers and perhaps even individuals to group together across state lines, giving them the same purchasing clout as large multi-state employers. Time will tell whether these work out.

Trump has now seized the initiative, after congressional Republicans fell flat on their faces and failed to address the pain ObamaCare is inflicting on consumers stuck in the individual insurance market.

The president should keep going. What’s next? Trump should use his discretion to stop enforcing the tax penalty on those who don’t buy ObamaCare-compliant plans, including buyers of short-term plans.

Then he should cancel the sweetheart deal his predecessor weaseled for members of Congress and their staff members. Even though the Affordable Care Act requires them to buy coverage on ObamaCare exchanges, Obama arranged for them to have a choice of 57 gold plans and have John Q. Public pick up most of their costs. It’s an outrage.

Once members of Congress are feeling the same pain as everyone else, they’ll be more focused on repealing and replacing the dysfunctional health law. In the meantime, Trump is wisely providing relief where it counts the most — in people’s wallets.

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More choice and lower cost for Middle Class Americans = the media & political establishment freaking out. Obamacare was never about providing healthcare. It was always about centralized government control over your life. Donald Trump just gave Americans a big push-back against that kind of control. It will take a bit of time for those new Trump-provided choices to kick in, but kick in they will.

The media attacks will be off the charts yet POTUS Trump simply marches on.

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Trump Bypasses McConnell. Chooses Senator Thune To Lead Healthcare Reform Charge

Mitch McConnell is a D.C. dinosaur and and an elitist member of the political establishment who has never been a supporter of the Trump presidency. When McConnell failed to cobble together enough senators to pass a much-needed healthcare reform bill, the Trump White House turned to South Dakota Senator John Thune, signaling to every other Republican in the Senate that it is Thune and not McConnell who has the President’s trust.

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It is an interesting choice by the President given Thune was among the earliest and more vocal Senate opponents of Mr. Trump’s then-insurgent presidential campaign.  Trump is a man who prizes results above all else, though, and it appears he believes Thune is the one to ensure the Senate finalizes passage of its healthcare reform bill.

Just this morning Senator Thune was pushing back against recent media reports that suggest President Trump has not been involved in the ongoing healthcare reform deliberations:

“The president has been very involved. He’s engaged with individual members that have specific concerns they want addressed. He’s engaged in our entire conference as you saw yesterday. He had all Republicans come down to the White House and convey to them the sense of urgency in getting something done, and rescuing the American people in what is a failed Obamacare system,” Mr. Thune, South Dakota Republican, said on Fox News.

As of now Thune and the Trump White House are pushing for a Friday vote. If that happens, the 55-year old Senator Thune’s standing within the Republican-controlled Senate will be strengthened considerably while 75-year-old Mitch McConnell will clearly be in the final years of his D.C. relevance.

The message from President Trump is clear. Either get things done or get out of the way.

It appears more and more in D.C. are finally getting the message.

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