Interesting Report: President Trump Preparing Executive Order Allowing Insurance Sales Across State Lines…

An interesting report out of Washington DC highlights President Trump considering an executive order to allow health insurance policies to be sold across state lines.  Given the scope of the flexibility granted to HHS within the original ObamaCare construct this seems rather plausible.

Additionally, this report gains accuracy when considering how the corporate media apparatus have been targeting HHS Secretary Tom Price in the last several days. Attacking people of influence based on their threat level to the corporate administrative state is how DC and their corporate media apparatus work together.

WASHINGTON DC –  President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace.

The executive action gives the White House a chance to follow through on at least one promise related to healthcare reform after Senate Republicans’ second attempt to overhaul Obamacare failed this week. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul first mentioned the action during a TV appearance Wednesday morning, saying Trump was considering taking matters into his own hands.

“I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own,” Paul told MSNBC, adding that Trump “can legalize on his own the ability of individuals to join a group or a health association across state lines and buy insurance.”

A Senate GOP source told the Washington Examiner the executive action is considered “a done deal” and likely to be announced “in the next few weeks.” (read more)

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207 Responses to Interesting Report: President Trump Preparing Executive Order Allowing Insurance Sales Across State Lines…

  1. MM says:

    I love President Trump.
    I feel we are going to see more of him taking control and doing EO to give people some relief from O’CARE.

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    • carrierh says:

      MM, this is utterly fantastic and the freedom we want to have or not have insurance and be able to seek the best costs for the parts we want insurance to be for. Too bad the 2 parties in 1 don’t want us to rip off the subsidies to insurance companies under the ACA because of bribes. Yep, Draining the Congress Swamp is getting better and better and closer and closer. Thank you, President Trump, a real President for the citizens and our Republic!

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    • State Insurance Commissioners will fight this as if act of war. These fiefdoms are passed down as paybacks for service. In Louisiana it was widely known and sometimes prosecuted for the bribes and kickbacks received to and from that office. I am sure other states have had the same experience.

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      • MM says:

        Perhaps we can take a KNEE to OCARE!
        That would blow them up real quick!

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Tough to see how this will work, with only state regulation of insurance, mandated by the McCarran-Ferguson Act–an EO can’t repeal a law. But I’ll continue to trust PDJT and hope for the very best, while maintaining my Cold Anger for CONgress! If anyone in authority today can find a way to make this work, it’s PDJT and his Killas!

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        • flova says:

          Well, he will poke that hornet’s nest, then we’ll hear the outrage from the swamp creatures but it will stir up the base like the NFL situation to get the topic of health insurance companies and their practices out into the public arena.

          After he announces this EO we’ll hear stories from regular citizens on how the insurance companies bought into Obamacare and how they’ve been screwed! Pretty soon citizens will be burning their insurance cards and posting on youtube.

          PDJT is a genius–his enemies don’t know what he’s up to ever.

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        • freddiel says:

          This will not regulate the insurance companies. It will give them access to more states. The states will still be able to regulate what is provided to their citizens.

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          • Scarlet says:

            But it will allow for competition. Our state now offers only two providers.

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            • dginga says:

              Your state probably only has two providers because the other insurance companies realized they can’t make money there under the current Regs.

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              • Joshua2415 says:

                It’s the “Community Rating” requirement that drives them out. Under the ACA, they can’t charge higher premiums for people that they KNOW will require higher expenses, so If any given population has a higher than anticipated number of sick people, it becomes impossible for the insurers to make money in that market. Once POTUS stops the insurance company risk premium subsidies, many states will have NO options for individual health insurance.
                Allowing sales across state lines for the Obamacare exchanges would at least give insurers a chance to enlarge their risk pools. POTUS / HHS can also set the official “tax” penalty for not having coverage to $0, which effectively eliminates the individual mandate in the ACA. And they can set the the threshold definition for “small business” at 500 employees instead of “50”, which would negate most of the economic pain from the employer mandate.
                All this can be done legally by executive order under the ACA as written. Unfortunately, the next president can undo/redo all if as well.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner gets donations from the very companies he regulates.

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          Probably true–and from other companies and a lot of lawyers, doctors, and hospitals–one thing I’ll say about Donelon, though–he’s very much aware that his predecessors (last 3, if memory serves) have a 100% conviction rate. He has no intention of going down like they did. I’ve met and talked to him a good bit on various occasions over the years and he seems like a down-to-earth guy who is most interested in just trying to do a good job, spend time with his family and enjoy LSU sports. Staying out of jail is an essential for those main interests. I will be interested to see what he says about this EO idea–I suspect that, if he can, getting into a regional group with TX, maybe AR, MS, AL, too, could be a great idea for LA citizens.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            Louisiana: highest auto rates in the nation

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            • ChristineInLA says:

              Insane auto insurance rates! We moved to LA from Vermont last year and auto insurance is doubled. We don’t have tickets or accidents or new cars. But, driving around in Baton Rouge, it’s easy to see why…everyone is either talking on a phone or texting while driving. I hate government interference as much as anyone, but some laws on hand held devices while driving are definitely in order here!

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              • dginga says:

                When we moved to Atlanta from Wisconsin our auto rates went sky high. Our insurance agent explained that it is basically due to three things: 1) high accident rates in Atlanta; 2) huge likelihood of a lawsuit from each accident and 3) high rate of auto theft. It had nothing to do with our own driving records. Sure enough, within about three months my husband had a guy crash into him at a traffic light. My hubby was sitting still waiting for the green light and a guy on a cellphone not paying attention drove into the back end of his car at about 35 – 40 mph. So glad my hubby wasn’t injured, but the guy who hit him tried to sue US for his own damages and injuries. I guess the fact that the guy who hit him got the ticket didn’t register.

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                • Your tour guide says:

                  Amen to what dginga says
                  about Georgia/ Atlanta insurance. My rates went
                  up 400 a year in 1984 after moving from Ohio.

                  I’m presently paying close to 9,000 a year to
                  insure 3 vehicles, which range in age from 9
                  to 21 years old. For 4 drivers. They actually
                  quoted me 525 A MONTH for my 16 year old,
                  who is a straight A student. All because of
                  some tickets his older brother has. I’m thinking
                  real hard about becoming a Yankee again after
                  retirement.

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            • dayallaxeded says:

              Health insurance in the cancer corridor ain’t no picnic either. Auto rates are mostly driven by accident/PI law suits and LA is definitely in dire need of significant tort reform and judicial reform to address that problem. A family member moved to WI from LA and though under 25, his rates are about 30% of mine in LA. However, my tummy and ears are happier year round and all of me is happier during what passes for winter in NOLA–everything has a price.

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      • You are 100% correct. Insurance companies “loan” employees to candidates to work on their campaigns – where I worked, we never could understand how these people could afford leave w/o pay… Insurance Departments are filled with “former” Insurance Company employees- those from compliance and legal. When a new party comes in, these folks get really cushy “marketing” jobs. It is in your face activity. They don’t hide it.

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    • OUr President needs to illuminate the taxes coming this year and remove the congresses exemption from OCARE..

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    • Eris says:

      It’s also the right kind of relief from the ACA that front runs upcoming “bipartisan” CONgress’ attempt to kick the ACA can down the road with a “stabilization” bill that will prop up ObamaCare with taxpayer’s money.

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  2. Regina says:

    this announcement made me think of this thread

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    • carrierh says:

      Regina: I would thank him but who is he, what does he do, and how do I contact him. Thank you.

      Liked by 3 people

      • • Chief Justice Roberts
        • Subvert the Constitution
        • Replace another Justice

        … but you already knew that. 😉

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        • Regina says:

          lol – that’s not what he says hahaha

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        • scott467 says:

          “Subvert the Constitution”

          __________________

          I thought the same thing for a long time about Roberts.

          Then I stumbled across some information on Justice Robert’s Obamacare decision which appears to show that contrary to what many (including myself) believed — i.e., that Roberts was bribed or blackmailed — instead what he did was give us the key to escape from the “prison without bars” constructed all around us.

          ………………………………..
          CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS On OBAMACARE & The IRS — Traitor or Patriot? YOU Decide.
          http://americannationalmilitia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CHIEF-JUSTICE-ROBERTS-ON-OBAMACARE-THE-IRS-1.pdf
          ………………………………..

          The following is just an excerpt (see link above for complete article) from a short document on Roberts’ Obamacare decision, but it highlights and reveals that the CENTERPIECE of the Roberts decision was actually to draw attention to the fact that our government has been engaging in a pervasive type of FRAUD against the American People for over a century now:

          …………………………..
          “You see, Roberts jammed the machine. And scared the crap out of the entire Federal government by doing it. That’s why no other Justice would join him— he terrified them too.

          And he did it because it was the only way he could find to halt the unstoppable expansion of a process that was originally
          promised by Congress to be limited only to the income tax – but technically could be applied to anything at all Congress wanted.

          What was that process?

          • The Federal government’s ability to presume that natural human person Americans had volunteered to be treated as corporations under the law;

          • The Federal government’s ability to do this without telling the people that such a presumption had been made against them;

          • The Federal government’s ability to use this presumption to deny Americans their inalienable constitutional rights by replacing them with government-controlled corporate privileges;

          • And finally, The Federal government’s ability to not tell Americans how to get out of that presumption without being harmed by trying to do so.”
          ………………………………………………

          .

          It is well worth reading the entire article at the link above.

          And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

          People (in the “Patriot” movement, “Sovereignty” movement, etc.) have been making these same points for years, on MANY issues, but were dismissed by the lower courts as being “frivolous”.

          But now the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has made the SAME argument — and NO court in the land can say the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is frivolous!

          It would appear that what Roberts did was to actually expose the mechanism of the whole deception — by the United States federal government — which they have used to usurp the Constitutional rights of the American People AND all of the many powers reserved to the STATES by the Constitution.

          Please check the article at the link above.

          I think you’ll be surprised, and maybe arrive at a whole different opinion of Roberts.

          .

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      • justme928 says:

        I follow Wictor on Twitter and his Tweets are often 30 Tweets long, but they are exceptional. He is very smart. Sundance and Wictor are my go to men when I want to regain my sanity.

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    • carrierh says:

      Regina, I am not familiar with Mr. Wictor and would like to know where I may communicate with him. Thank you.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Wictor is suggesting that we should thank SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts, but if you read his thread, it’s his usual long string of thinly connected statements attempting to assert some theory that only he, miraculously, thought of when no one else did. Once and for all, CJ Roberts haters, get it through your heads: the reason he wrote the opinion he did on <0-don't-care is b/c it's the law.

      Elections have consequences and putting representatives in who would pass such a horrible law, that he is legally and Constitutionally bound to uphold if there is any legal basis to do so, is one of those very important consequences. Read the first page or two and the last couple of paragraphs of CJ Roberts' opinion before you spew disinformation about what it says, again. It is a strong, literal, constitutional opinion. It makes abundantly clear that he will NOT engage in judicial activism, but will respect the primacy in legislation of THE PEOPLE'S ELECTED representatives. That was in 2010 or 12. Dayum shame it took until 2016 to get out a MONSTER VOTE!

      The power is ours, if we will use it. And if we do not, we soon won't be able to. We were a hair's breadth away from losing our nation forever. GOD BLESS PDJT AND HELP US TO MAGA!

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      • mike says:

        Some of us view the SC as having a long series of usurpations, cobbled together for a certain degree of consistency, sometimes served hot and steaming like Roberts on O’care.

        O’care is the antithesis of a free society, it’s revolting and it’s going to often destroy many, eventually with politicized, coercive medicine. Already my wife literally couldn’t live with O’care, wrong technology series is “standard” – all of those patients died out several years ago, and paying both would destroy us.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        and there are others that say CJ Roberts was threatened with an investigation into his children’s adoption records (which have unusual circumstances) unless he found a creative way to keep Obamacare.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Yeah, you guys still didn’t read the opinion, not even the parts I suggested, did you?

        Well, OK, but whatever else happens, be sure you and everyone you have any influence with gets out to vote for PDJT, his agenda and in general, his recommended candidates every time! Think of it as ensuring another 2 or 3 SCOTUS nominations to reel in whatever usurpations you’re talking about, though it’s really the congress–Reps and Sens that are overwhelmingly most important, b/c they make the laws and levy the taxes that everyone else has to deal with!

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    • BillRiser says:

      If we investigate Comey we might find the tapes they had on this guy.

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  3. SoCal Patriot says:

    Interesting…like anything else in Congress, once you have something in place, it is nearly impossible to take it away. This will significantly hammer Obamacare and will be nearly impossible for future Congresses to take away.

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  4. this should have been done YEARS AND YEARS AGO.
    i PRAY TRUMP FOLLOWS THROUGH ON THIS.’

    Liked by 10 people

  5. bofh says:

    Wondered why Price was getting slammed in the media today for his air travel costs. Makes sense now…

    Liked by 15 people

    • Judith says:

      Yes, I wonder if Price kept the pen at the bank too. Meanwhile, they’re murdering whistleblowers, Hellary’s state department “misplaces” billions in an audit, Obammy secretly hands off pallets of cash to enemy combatants, and we hear ..crickets. You can’t make this stuff up.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        This is where, why and how the media needs to be attacked. It’s not happening. We have no plan of counter-attack against these people. The prevailing strategy seems to be one-half “let them destroy themselves” (won’t happen) and one-half “just leave them alone because they’re scary and powerful and could hate us even more!”

        Really disappointing. The opportunities lost every day are mind-boggling.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Agree paul. Other than POTUS himself, there is no commuication offensive. They either are on defense or just ignoring lies.

          Liked by 3 people

        • mike says:

          Yes, the media are obviously bankrupt w/o the bankroll of the various puppeteers.

          Need a way to cut the corrupt financial strings to captive media, and bring consequences or great shame to individuals.

          Sometimes one wonders what some really candid camera clips to the moz could bring.

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        • Trumppin says:

          Liberal fake news media didn’t happen over night and it didn’t happen with out the republicans consent and purposeful inaction to counter.

          There is no conservative alternative precisely because that is the way they want it.
          There is no conservative money man like george soros because they don’t want to counter.

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  6. indiamaria2of u020 says:

    “Attacking people of influence based on their threat level to the corporate administrative state is how DC and their corporate media apparatus work together.”

    Reminds one of the constant cacophony of attacks on TRUMP’s TEAM, as the corporate media dupes the Trump “helpers” to help him see past his doddering and stumbling WH appointments. The DUPES think they are thinking “independently” when in reality, they are re-packaging MSM narratives with a “CON-servative” flavor. Kinda like bacon-bits.

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  7. mimbler says:

    Absolutely the right thing for PDJT to do.
    Also absolutely the next thing left wing activist judges will strike down. Thank goodness we now have a majority on the SC again.

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  8. Gil says:

    Anyone whos insurance has a monopoly in their area or has no service and has seen the exponential increases will be able to get some immediate relief. If this takes effect now, esp with open enrollment coming up for many, it will be a good 2018 for family out of pocket costs.
    Im sure Fle will comment shortly!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Gil our President is brilliant! He let these MORONS make complete fools out of themselves. This is why he never backed Healthcare the way he is going all in on Tax Reform. People used the excuse that he didn’t understand it. It was the opposite! He knew damn well that he had this atomic bomb ready to be used at the appropriate time.

      The other brilliant aspect of this is that the Forgotten Men and Women will benefit. Not the Medicaid recipients that get a majority of their healthcare subsidiezed. Those people were Barry’s concern. Our President is taking care of the millions and millions of Americans that live in non expansion states (19 total) and those that make to much to afford the subsidy in the expansion states.

      The other great thing is that the numbers I described above dwarfs Barry’s Americans. Meaning anyone that tries to fight this will feel the wrath of the Monster once and for all!

      The man we call President is truly a gift from our Father in Heaven!

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    • El Torito says:

      I hope so. I think the tax break alone would just be mitigation for insurance costs and you wouldn’t see much benefit to the economy. But this EO in tandem…odds improve. Jobs coming back home…odds improve.

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  9. MAGA trump says:

    Awesome. Excellent. God bless President Trump!

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  10. ck says:

    He supported mitch and lil paulie in anything they might do on obummercare. As expected they put on a show and did nothing. Trump knew this would happen. He has exposed paulie and mitch to the world for all to see. Crash and burn baby, crash and burn. I never wanted a replacement, neither does Trump, to much opportunity for graft and corruption.

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    • Judith says:

      I think health insurance should go away, period. Who needs a “middleman” between me and my doctors? We end up subsidizing every third world country. They pay pennies and we can’t afford our own healthcare.

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      • freddiel says:

        This is exactly the way I feel too! Why in the world did Doctors ever agree to accept payments from a middle man? That was the biggest mistake ever.

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        • Oldschool says:

          I worked with doctors. Many fought it. They did not want to be devalued to a co pay, did not want to be told what they could and couldn’t do for their patients, nor have to double their staff for all the administrative work. Many dropped out of the AMA, who are really more like lobbyists than a professional organization. This mess did not benefit doctors or their patients. Repeal it all. Catastrophic insurance and clinics for those unable to afford care.

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          • dginga says:

            We know several docs who retired rather than get into the OCare mess. Re the AMA: I asked a couple of docs why the AMA supported this mess when so many doctors did not. I was told that the AMA is mostly academic docs and researchers, not practicing physicians. The AMA wanted to go along with Obama so that their government funding for research, etc., would continue. Actual practicing physicians who are running small (and large) businesses – which is what a medical practice is – hated it.

            It’s the reason so many nurses I know support Obamacare and eventually a single payer Socialized system. They think that healthcare for everybody paid for by the government will be great. Then there will be lots more nurses who will make much better salaries and have more aides to help and the evil privately run hospitals won’t have to worry about making a profit so everyone will get all of the medical treatment humanly possible no matter what and rainbow unicorns will fly out of my butt… oops! Got carried away by the fantasy. Whenever I hear nurses go on and on about how wonderful Socialist medicine will be I have to keep reminding myself that they have no clue what it really costs to do any of this, and they think the government has this huge stash of cash and they have no idea where it comes from.

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            • Oldschool says:

              Agree with everything you say and being a nurse myself, it is maddening to see so many in my profession wanting single payer. Many don’t though. We are paid well and don’t like all the aides who are used to reduce the number of nurses staffed. They are not adequately equipped, educated or trained for the responsibilities they are given. It puts patients at higher risk and nurses often liable for bad outcomes due to their mistakes. The entire system has been turned on its head since insurance became the hub instead of physicians.

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        • Thurstan says:

          My former partner and mentor, now deceased, used to say: “Doctors used to get nothing from many elderly who could not pay. Medicare offered a less than full payment, but we thought that something was better than nothing. And it has been all downhill from there.”

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  11. Dennis Leonard says:

    I was wondering why my True Blue[Blue Cross] policy-medicare advantage plan, rate went from 108 to 89 a month for 2018,they printed these books two months ago and I got it 1 week ago.They had to have known about this EO or there people in WA were hearing from someone.

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  12. Using an EO to buy insurance across state lines is absolutely BRILLIANT.

    Trump Timing:
    • After Congress failed “for the final time” to repeal and replace Obamacare.
    • After Friday, when it takes 60 votes for Congress to change anything.

    Trump Authority:
    • HHS has full authority under ObamaCare to authorize pilot projects/programs.
    • This would include allowing groups of citizens to participate.
    • Dirty little secret: Unions got special ObamaCare treatment.
    • Epiphany: Enable interstate buyers to call themselves unions.

    Trump Leverage:
    • Red State Governors (those not into pay-to-play) want to innovate for their citizens.
    • Red State Healthcare Insurers/Providers that DO innovate will kill Blue State pay-to-players.
    • Blue State ObamaCare Insurers’ rates will NECESSARILY SKYROCKET.
    • Blue State Democrats will pay a MASSIVE price in the 2018 Mid-Terms.
    • President Trump’s Offer: Vote my ENTIRE AGENDA in and I’ll give you a final shot at REPEAL.
    • President Trump’s Clincher: That means eliminating the State and Local Tax Deductions…
    • Blue States will have to LOWER TAXES or lose taxpayers who vote with their feet, requiring them to RAISE TAXES to balance Budgets and/or avoid Bankruptcy.

    WINNING – M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A STYLE.

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    • I’m no healthcare expert, so if I’ve gotten ahead of my skis here, please jump in with your insights.

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    • bob says:

      Trump has no one on his staff that either could or would do any of this. Let’s just keep it simple and allow Medicare buy in for anyone anywhere and EO that any insurer that wishes can test market insurance products that don’t cover all things in Ocare. Medicare buy in would be brilliant as it is the most beloved government program ever, has super low costs, is accepted virtually everywhere and has super low overhead combined with near zero inflation.

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      • bob says:

        Not mandated Medicare buy in — optional.

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      • mimbler says:

        Medicare is “cheap” because you pay into it your entire life and use it your last decade or so (or never).

        If by medicare buy in, you mean you pay the medicare tax prorated for the number of years you are from age 65, it wouldn’t be cheap.

        Therefore, I don’t see people doing that unless they are sick and any insurance company that sells insurance to a customer with a burning house goes bankrupt,

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      • So long as President Trump puts Congress and Staff on ObamaCare.

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      • Don’t buy that BS that Medicare is “the most beloved government program ever” – it’s not. I have it, but would be glad to have the whole thing go away. Paperwork!

        And doctors did fight, big time, LBJ’s first attempt at Medicare. I’ll never forget being in labor for some 20+ hours and the doctor sitting by my bedside at the hospital as we discussed how bad Socialized Medicine would be.

        Yep – it happened, too. First DH and I had to give up our catastrophic insurance (we had the deductible already in a savings account) b/c the premiums got too high. When any of us did get sick back in the 1960s, we’d go to the doctor’s office and pay for the visit on the way out.

        Years went by when none of us got sick, but eventually one of us did. Stopped at the desk on the way out to get our bill, but no! Had to wait SIX WEEKS before a HUGE bill arrived in the mail. See how that works? It was the paperwork that got everybody.

        Oh, also, I thoroughly agree with Judith, freddiel and oldschool – health care insurance should be abolished. Third party payers guarantee huge increases in prices.

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        • dginga says:

          Health insurance other than catastrophic coverage should be abolished. Catastrophic coverage is what insurance really is. Everything else is just a third party payment system. Let’s put the patient back into the health care payment equation, which leaves diagnosis and treatment decisions between patient and doctor, which is as it should be.

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    • Judith says:

      I’m not sure how this executive action “enables interstate buyers to call themselves unions,” but if you’re right, then Trump has just trimmed the sails of the Demonrat plantation BIGLY.

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      • As a layman, to me a union is a group of workers who join together to get fair treatment and better benefits. Hard to see what’s missing here.

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        • chicagodeplorable says:

          BKR: that concept would be association groups, not unions. I think what the overall effect would be is to increase the risk pools, which is good. I’m wondering if Tom Price could also take a new look at those Phase 2 and Phase 3 rules in Obamacare that he might be able to wipe out, too. Lastly, PDT also wanted to negotiate drug prices; this would be a great time to start on that, if he hasn’t already. I’d love to have access to his brain!

          Oops! I forgot, but since Congress won’t act. I hope PDT wipes out the subsidies Congress and their staff get for Ocare; and also stop letting them have cadillac plans instead of Ocare.

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          • THAT’s taking it to a new level. Direct the IRS to “claw back” the unfair/illegal subsidies for Congressional Staff (turning the staff against their bosses who still skate free … unless they publicly sacrifice like PDT did on Tax Reform.)

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      BlackKnight, you who speak little but say the most. Thanks for laying that all out.

      PDJT’s EO would be YUGE!!! At the beginning the NoCare debate it was stated selling across state lines would take 60 votes, like tort reform; however, within the 1000s of pages of HHS powers to control NoCare there is probably the ability to regulate the sale of insurance. If enacted, I am sure states are going to sue and it will end up in the Supreme Court. So getting ahead of myself here how would Roberts rule.

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  13. Judith says:

    “Erase the lines” is the anti-Obamacare. This spurs a healthy competition which brings down costs. It’s exactly what Trump outlined during the debates, and the pundits scoffed at it’s simplicity.

    Turns out what they didn’t want us to know is the insurance lobby wants the opposite- a monopoly. Well, too bad for them.

    Trump sure cut into their bottom line with this plan. I’ll bet that means less payback for all their political cronies, too. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch. Trump sure has a way with a spigot! Drip Drip

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    • freddiel says:

      I also wonder if this means we will see some new insurance companies springing up in the spirit of MAGA.

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    • Thurstan says:

      By allowing the crossing of state lines you get larger insurers who can operate more efficiently due to economies of scale. Less duplication of services and more efficient companies. This improves insurance company profits. Like cell phone carriers the bigger insurers will have to compete on price. This will drive down premiums. Smaller inefficient companies will go bye bye. Smaller efficient insurance companies will be bought up. With premium reduction you will see those on Ocare who have the least medical issues discovering that the newer more cost effective private insurance policies are cheaper. These folks will gravitate to private policies. Ocare will always maintain the worst risk population. As the healthier folks leave Ocare, the premiums of those who remain will necessarily rise to offset these defections. These Ocare increases will generate the next wave of Ocare folks who will find it cheaper to move to private policies. It is a downward spiral for Ocare that will gain increasing momentum until Ocare collapses.

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  14. Alison says:

    I’d like him to add two items to his EO:

    1. No subsidies (taxpayer money) to insurance companies

    2. Congress & staffers MUST abide by same Obamacare options as the state in which they claim voting residency. I don’t care WHAT that does to adversely affect their benefits package. They were all happy to adversely affect ours.

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    • Alison says:

      Furthermore, can we PLEASE find a way to force all healthcare providers to publicly post what their fees are to the public for every procedure – fee for insured; fee for uninsured.

      I am fed up to here with going to docs & only finding out afterwards what it costs. Furthermore not having info to decide whether having insurance is even worth it!!

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    • Terrific proposals … President Trump would relish writing his EO to require that Congress and staffers use the same ObamaCare they imposed on their fellow citizens … AND announcing that because D.C. is not a state, they are ineligible to “cross state lines that do not exist” (along with the rest of Washington residents … who voted against Trump’s agenda).

      Sit back and enjoy the show as Congress brands themselves YET AGAIN as self-serving hypocrites by scrambling to Repeal ObamaCare – just after announcing they COULDN’T. Oops: It will take 60 votes to do it, making it near-impossible OR REDOUBLING their duplicity in the eyes of their voters.

      Just in time to Primary every last one of them!

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      PDJT has threatened to put the small business Congress on NoCare like the rest of us peons. I think that got them to the table initially; however, congress is good at delaying by playing musical votes. Music stops after the new year when many will be primaried.

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

    Trump should slap Price on the hand (but keep him in place) and remind his entire Administration to follow proper government procedures and rules whether it be flying or emails (Kushner) from now on or else.

    Then move on and keep making progress on MAGA! The big ticket parts of the agenda are finally starting to move on the track.

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  16. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    Doesn’t this violate State’s rights?

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    • chojun says:

      “Conservatives” will allege this. I expect to get significant blowback from the GOPe RINOs from this approach.

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      • ray76 says:

        How can a Federal Executive Order negate state laws which regulate insurance companies?

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        • Ditch Mitch says:

          My guess. Fed regulation of interstate commerce is where the need for 60 votes in the Senate came in. However, the NoCare regulations allow the HHS to regulate sale of Insurance and that was voted into law by congress. Prediction if enacted, states sue and it goes to the Supreme Court. Which way will Roberts rule.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      However, wouldn’t ‘States Rights’ allow States who wanted to join w/ other like minded States to form their own block? The devil will be in how they handle, by State, those who are on public assistance.

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    • HolyLoly says:

      No. It is the one area the Constitution specifically allows the federal government to act — the so-called “Commerce Clause” which is meant to regulate commerce across state lines to prevent states from imposing burdensome taxes and fees on other states doing business in their state.

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  17. bob says:

    He could have done this day one. It will not impact rates. Insurance companies don’t want to do so and it is an added cost to them. Heck they don’t even want to sell it in the current states.

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    • Blaze says:

      The ONLY way to cut health insurance rates is to cut the cost of the ridiculous markup in meds and that simple “cut and sew” $55,000.00 appendectomy the hospitals are charging. In other words is the healthcare costs that are REALLY gouging us and not the insurance outfits. They have little to do with the overall cost. I think its only 10%.

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      • freddiel says:

        The insurance companies are just going to have to sit down with the medical industrial complex and “negotiate”. That’s how it’s done.

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      • Your tour guide says:

        Look into the bonded indebtedness of your local
        hospitals. I refer to the hospitals around Atlanta
        as “Disneyland” because “As long as we have
        imagination, we’ll keep building”.

        Women’s birthing centers with almost no occupancy,
        Doc in the boxes on every corner, lobbys that
        would do justice to the Ritz, and constant, non-
        ending bond financed building. How much of the
        health care costs are tied up to bricks, mortar,
        and asphalt?

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    • freddiel says:

      I don’t think that they will have any choice once PDT puts out an EO.

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    • mariner says:

      He wouldn’t have had nearly the public support on day one that he does now, after getting jerked around by Congress three times and for the last nine months.

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      • Dixie says:

        Plus, he did what he always does…..he gave the criminal congress a chance. Same thing he’s doing with DACA.

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        • Judith says:

          These tactics wouldn’t be nearly as effective if the demonrats held the majority. He is exposing the RepubliCONS bigly. They hate that.

          This is why I fully expect them to put up posers and splitter candidates, to intentionally throw the midterm elections to the Demonrats. That is (republican arm of) Uniparty’s only hope for political survival, without having to actually support President Trump and MAGA.

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  18. chojun says:

    If this were to be possible, then FANTASTIC!

    This sort of competition is what allows me to get an auto policy as cheap as mine is.

    The ironic thing is that this would actually save the failing Obamacare exchanges.

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  19. clodfobble says:

    “Attacking people of influence based on their threat level to the corporate administrative state is how DC and their corporate media apparatus work together.”

    That is a pretty good definition for fascism.

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  20. clodfobble says:

    If this doesn’t get squashed by the courts, the implications are enormous. Big insurance is going to have a fit.

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  21. Well, now we know why Obama used so many Executive Orders to get anything done; he also must have had problems with Congress….glad to hear POTUS is going to act on his own. I was wondering what was happening to Price…some manufactured crime or another….

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  22. OmegaManBlue says:

    Which state files first against this? NY or California?

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    • holly100 says:

      NY. Cuomo is always looking for national issues to promote himself. i.e. The Safe Act. He fancies himself future presidential material.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        BINGO. That’s why Cuomo made such a big thing about the “state aid” that he was sending down from New York to Puerto Rico. Trying to “upstage” our POTUS (“look here, I’ll show you how to send aid to fellow Americans since you obviously are clueless” garbage). Cuomo is a nasty little man.

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  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

    It still does not fully repeal/replace Obamacare. I hope that it doesn’t let the GOPe off the hook and think they do not have to do the Repeal bill in January as Trump said today. I don’t trust them. Trump also needs to put the Congress and their staff on Obamacare like the rest of us.

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  24. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    Fantastic news. The President followed the rules, but Congress is not – and the proof for EVERYONE TO SEE is how McCain said he would support the Repeal and then pulled the carpet under everyone.

    It was transparent he intended to play games as revenge on the President. He was the ONE VOTE needed. Trump said had he voiced his opposition beforehand Congress would have had a chance to discuss it with McCain. Instead, McCain ambushed Congress at 3 am. This is overt treasonous behavior. It was McCain’s one vote that held back the repeal and given the nefarious way he played it……..the President is well within his authority to proceed with executive action.

    McShame’s vote needs to be thrown out because of his obvious deception. Congress too, playing this borderline game needs to be taught a huge lesson not to mess with PresidentT45.

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  25. Bob Thoms says:

    Years ago (20 +/1) I used to be able to purchase hospitalization coverage thru my national trade association. Pretty good coverage, with lots of options and at a fair price.

    When / Who changed that law?

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  26. Bob Thoms says:

    The individual has shouldered the burden of most of Obamacare; big corporate group policies haven’t experienced the premium and deductible increases that individual buyers have.

    Obamacare has been one big cost shifting onto the shoulders of working and middle class households.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, the big corporate policies are actually insurance as they have all of their employees in the risk pool, sick and healthy; and they were already expensive, but employees only pay attention to their share of the premium.

      Ocare mandated gold plated coverage but had a risk pool of mostly sick or people who expected to need health care (planned pregnancies, etc.). So their plans were both expensive and had high out of pocket costs which drove early adopters out of their insurance unless they were sick. That’s how the death spiral started, and it was predicted by every thinking person when O’care was proposed.

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  27. Pam says:

    I said this earlier but it bears repeating. When congress fails to act as is the case here, sometimes POTUS has to take matters into his own hands. He’s intent on keeping his promises regardless of inaction from congress.

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  28. mimbler says:

    This is more complicated than I thought. I had already posted in favor of it, then I saw some posts asking if it violated states rights so I did some research.

    Most of the articles I read were from MSM so they were looking at the negatives, but I tried to read past that and look at only the facts.

    Apparently it is already somewhat legal under o’care for any state in a compact state to sell to any other state in a compact state, but no company has taken advantage of it.

    Apparently, it is really expensive to set up the physician networks, etc. and also every state has different requirements of minimum insurance, etc. I hadn’t realized it, but the same applies to car insurance except they don’t have to deal with the “infrastructure” of preferred providers.

    So anyway, I am still for it, but it will take a paradigm shift to really take off in a big way. Hopefully Price has a game plan, because nothing I said here would be news to him.

    Oh, and IANAL, but as others have noted, the feds are given the authority for regulating interstate commerce, so I think it is legal and even feasible to set a minimum set of standards that could be applicable to every state.

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  29. Pam says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I wonder if that is because Trump is keeping his promise to Paul and issuing this EO next week on purchasing insurance across state lines?

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      • Hollywood Bungalow says:

        Where I do give Problematic (Rand) Paul credit is that he is pushing for groups and associations to be able to collectively buy insurance.

        Dems hate this idea because a lot of these people who could pool together via an association are currently on Obamacare and if they move to an association policy, Obamacare enrollment will continue to go down which hurts their push for single payer.

        Here’s an example:

        John, an employee at a small veterinary clinic isn’t offered health insurance because his employer can’t afford it. So John and his family are on Obamacare.

        But let’s say there’s a Flyover Country Veterinary Clinic Association. And John’s clinic is part of that association. The members could decide to pool all their employees together and go out to the marketplace for healthcare.

        Three great things happen: 1) people will move off of Obamacare, 2) the Association can go to all the big carriers and ask for quotes. And if they have, say, 25,000 employees + family, that’s going to get the insurers very interested because that would generate a lot of premium for them. Competition will be strong. 3) This type of group policy traditionally provides guaranteed issuance so the pre-existing condition component is also removed.

        Now think about all of the associations or associations that could be formed. Suddenly you have huge blocks of employees (could easily be in the millions in the aggregate) going out to the marketplace and now the marketplace works for them via competition.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Maybe I am dreaming, but I have always thought that Trump and Paul sincerely get along, respect each other and are very capable of working together to advance Trump’s agenda. I don’t think they are opposed on too many things and I don’t recall Paul ever bashing Trump. I could be wrong but these two might put something together.

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  30. Trish in Southern Illinois says:

    “An interesting report coming out of Washington D.C…”
    Actually, it came straight from president Trump’s mouth right before he boarded Marine One today. I watched him say it. He said the paperwork was just about done, and he would be issuing it next week. FBN totally ignored it and talked about other things.

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  31. Dorothy Marcum says:

    Now if he and PRICE will go through the OCARE law and take advantage of EVERY dang thing they can do as PRICE is the HHS …the law gives the HHS VERY BROAD POWER … seems they haven’t read it or don’t know it ???

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  32. repsort says:

    It’s not an insurance problem, it’s a HC cost problem due to a lack of law enforcement problem.
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231949
    Fix it right and we won’t even need insurance, we’ll simply pay cash.
    Stop the financial rape, it’s gonna bankrupt us. How much more than 1 of every 5 bucks spent in America can they possibly extort from us before we finally revolt and put a stop to this crap?

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  33. President Trump to Congress … after putting them and their staff on ObamaCare:

    So you want to Repeal now? And you want me to sign it?

    Fine: Terminate the Senate Filibuster, pass MY Budget and pay for the Wall.
    Now wait – there’s more: Drop the small business tax rate to the corporate rate and make it 15%.
    Not done – here it comes: Approve the RAISE ACT for merit-based immigration.
    The clincher: Vote NOW on EVERY Administration Appointee and Judge I’ve nominated.

    That’s right:
    You’ve taught America well – the ONLY WAY is PAY to PLAY.
    I’m only their voice.

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  34. SeekerOfTruth says:

    Sundance all logical. I figured that if Obamacare repeal failed Tom Price and PDJT would then start taking advantage of the OPEN framework of Obamacare. Meaning you can make a lot of changes with just rewriting the rules and regulations.

    Obamacare was just a framework. Most of Obamacare was defined and redefined in the years after it was passed.

    I had originally forecast that after Oct 1 things would start happening here. Rewriting the rules and regs of Obamacare to adjust.

    The MSM and other attacks on Price all seem to fit. As Sundance says. They always attack the strongest threat of the moment.

    Last point in this area.
    Oct 1 Tom Price can remove the Obamacare supplement money giving to Congressional staff to make Obamacare much less costly for them..Most of them make too much money to get premium reduction so would pay the full cost and very high cost. These are the people that Obama wanted to tax heavily and give that money to others.

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  35. Running Fast says:

    This will be good for my family if, and only if, I can go around the cickheads at CoveredCA. Currently my children are uninsured… why? Idiocracy.

    At some point in March they decided to change his carrier. I received notice in late May with a delinquency notice. I paid the balance in full BUT did not call an 800 number that I was magically supposed to know… because of that his coverage was cancelled.

    Frankly even with insurance we have been uninsured since Obamacare started. Rip it apart Mr Pres!

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  36. SeekerOfTruth says:

    For those talking Medicare and Medicaid.
    They are great until you have to use them.

    Medicaid is horrible in many places if you really need to use it. Many places and doctors do not accept Medicaid people. The best certainly do not take any medicaid people.

    Medicare also some reluctance to take them in the best hospitals and best doctors.

    Medicaid = good for walk in clinics and not much else.
    Medicare = good for walk in clinics and the lower tier of doctors and hospitals.
    Neither get any access to the best specialists who very tightly control their patients to maximize their profits..

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    • 4sure says:

      I have to disagree. We have some serious health issues and have required some major surgeries. and we have received health care from the best surgeons and hospitals in SC.
      And I mean lots of very specialized surgery and care on a regular basis.We always research the specialists and choose the very best. We do not let our primary care refer us to whoever he/she wants. We research the specialists and then call and tell the primary care who we want to be referred to, and it is always done. We have never had a problem seeing them or getting the best care from them, including CAT scans, and any tests/scans or whatever is needed. I have gotten robotic surgery for major organ removal by best
      oncologist surgery specialist team in SC. I have had cornea transplant by best opthamologist in SC. Wife has had best orthopedic surgeon in SC do major surgery on shattered femur. He will soon do a knee replacement.

      We have medicare and a supplemental plan through United Health Care. All of our care has cost us zero dollars to hospitals or doctors. Medicare and supplemental ins. pays it all. Doctors have never refused to take us or do what is needed. I am surprised, to be honest w/you because Medicare pays them so little. We see all docs. on regular basis. I have Best oncologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, opthamalogist, urolgist, and indocrinologist in SC. They did not hesitate to take me as patient. They do all tests needed to properly care for us. They never rush us through an appointment. Hospitals have never hesitated to admit us. My care has not been less than when I had private ins.

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      • BillRiser says:

        My son is disabled and is on Medicare with the supplemental he gets great care can’t complain.

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      • Thurstan says:

        Doctors try to provide top care to all, regardless of reimbursement. To do less than optimal care is malpractice. If a doctor is sued for suboptimal care and uses the argument that he did not believe the patient could afford the standard of care, he may as well start writing the settlement check.

        Most limitations of care come from denials from Medicare or Medicaid or the insurance company. This denial of various services can be debatable and end up in a court. Insurance companies will balk and make docs jump through hoops for more gray area services, but they usually come to a reasonable accommodation because of litigation risk.

        The government (socialized medicine), on the other hand, is not under the risk of jury trial. They can set policies to ration or limit care, and you will have no recourse.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Doctors have every right to expect payment for their services and make a profit. Before insurance took over and decided what a doctor will be paid and who they could treat and how to treat, many doctors did sliding scales for patients or treated gratis. I worked with very benevelant physicians who NEVER turned a patient away, but once all the regs came along from government and insurance companies and patients sued for every little thing, they stopped a lot of it and many retired. Some tried to practice without accepting any insurance, but no one wants to pay for a doctor’s visit. They expected soup to nuts for a $20 co pay. Try that with an attorney!

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  37. IMO says:

    Plenty of insurance companies will welcome the business.

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  38. Scarlet says:

    Oh, please , please. This is a good step.

    In 2016 our premium was + / – $800 a month.

    In 2017 it is $2300 / month.

    We make around $80,000 and are self employed with one very sick chronically ill child. It’s a $36,000 deductible Silver PPO via Mktplace from Maryland.

    We called our accountant and said we simply cannot afford our insurance premium. ( Its more than our mortgage. Way more )

    She said if we cancel, the penalty is the original premium amount ( the amount begore the adjustment , for us , $3600 / month ) x how many months we went without, plus a fee on top of that.

    The coverage is garbage, we can’t meet the deductible and the leftover hospital bills for our child are thousands on top of the premium ( tax ) and I just know that we are supplementing many who probably could work, but choose not to and abuse the system.

    I just want to pay for myself. Not a barrel of other people.

    Obamacare is a nightmare for small, self employed people like us. A complete nightmare.

    We aren’t saving for retirement, we haven’t traveled and we are driving ten year old cars. All because of this hideous monthly payment for ” insurance “

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    • armie says:

      I’m willing to give this a try, but… The reason it was originally proposed is that various states had different requirements for what an individual policy had to contain. Since the coverage a policy provides correlates with its cost, less “extensive” policies were cheaper. With Obama Care now mandating every aspect of coverage, states don’t have much room to permit different policy design, so allowing sales across a state line isn’t going to provide the relief it would have before.

      The original ObieCare bill gave the administrator a lot of control, though, and there may be ways to reduce the fiscal impact of things like lifetime unlimited coverage, and penalty-free preexisting condition coverage, by shifting their impact out of the individual policy design. A federal re-insurance program for benefits of over five million per lifetime, for example, would produce a significant reduction in individual policy costs.

      Bottom line: the economics of health insurance are pretty simple: you collect money from the customer and use it to provide benefits. The more you’re required to pay out, the more you have to collect. When leftist politicians get involved and engage in their usual practice of promising “free everything”, somebody gets stuck paying for that. With Obama Care, that “somebody” is not the people who are actually benefiting from it.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Scarlet, that was the evil plan…to suck money out of the middle class and cripple them.

      It forced us to pay for the healthcare of the poor and the slackers who mooch off of the system.

      It also forces us to pay for we don’t need ourselves, in order to give it to those who do.
      Things like maternity care, even after we are past the age of having children.

      ObamaCare is a huge transfer of wealth, from the middle class to the govt.
      It’s a big scam, under the guise of ‘reforming healthcare’.
      It is diabolical.

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      • Thurstan says:

        FYI most hospitals and physicians receive ~70% of charged costs. I have worked on financial committees for large medical group and at several hospitals. Part of this shortfall on fee schedule receipt is due to Medicare and Medicaid, which reimburse at less than full payment. Some is from insurers who pay what “they” determine is usual and customary (I want to do that at the retail stores.). Some is from uninsured who default on payment because they don’t have it (And, yes, the get the same care.). You who pay premiums are paying for the deficient portion of the 70% collected that is necessary to keep the doors open because your bills get paid in full.

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    • BillRiser says:

      Ask your accountant if you were divorced what the cost would be? Or if lowering your income would help offset the ACA premium charge.

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    • Oldschool says:

      I completely understand your dilemma Scarlet. It is criminal what they have foisted upon us working Americans. I hope something happens soon to bring us some relief and I pray for your child’s health.

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  39. wheatietoo says:

    The problem with ‘fixing’ ObamaCare…is that it makes it harder to repeal it.

    If ObamaCare is less painful, less harmful, then people will not be as outraged about it.
    ObamaCare will be accepted.
    The Dems will then declare “victory” and say “See what a wonderful thing it is!”

    Pres Trump is a wise man and knows this.
    I think that is why he has held off doing things that make ObamaCare ‘better’ before now.

    We still need to repeal ObamaCare.
    All of it!
    Drive a stake in it…kill it, for good.

    This EO to allow competition across State lines will help to get premiums down, a little.
    But the intrusive, control-freak law called the ‘Affordable Care Act’ will still be in place and still be controlling our lives.

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  40. John says:

    Not so sure this XO is such a good idea. Worried that this is an abrogation of states rights versus federal rights. Not good.

    On the other hand, the way tings things are crapping out in the health insurance market, some movement is needed/the bills are already coming in.

    Just thinking this will come back to bite us.

    Plus XO versus bill/law. Next guy in big white house changes it again.

    big yuch

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    • Judith says:

      Just like O’care, once it’s “improved,” and rates start to drop, it will be extremely difficult, politically, to go back to what was before.

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  41. Dennis Leonard says:

    I made a comment and want to see is this works ,as the other did not.

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  42. Dennis Leonard says:

    Ok .Now what I said was my Blue Cross Medicare supplement went from 108 a month to 89 starting in Jan 2018,I think they had some inside info ,because this would make it cheaper for me to shop other plans,and they are trying to get ahead of the game.

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  43. Dennis Leonard says:

    Ok If I say Blue Cross it will not post.

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  44. Dennis Leonard says:

    I see there is a lag while it is looked at,I guess

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  45. MadeMan says:

    If we’re talking about an executive order from this White House, then the single most effective thing President Trump could do would be to issue an order that granted an ACA waiver for any health insurance plan in any state of the U.S. that met the legal requirements of its state insurance commission — even if that insurance plan doesn’t meet any of the ACA’s mandates for coverage.

    The President of the U.S. — through the Secretary of Health & Human Services — has the authority to do this under the ACA. In fact, I’ve been saying for months that this would be a likely course of action if Congress can’t repeal/fix Obamacare themselves.

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    • MadeMan says:

      Also, they don’t have to do anything via executive order. Trump named Tom Price to HHS and with all the ….the HHS shalls in Obamacare Tom Price could almost reform Obamacare all by himself. Price so far has proven worthless and nothing but a swamp creature…. a gatekeeper protecting ObamaCare.

      A lot of the crap in Obamacare was decided by Kathleen Sebelius who was Obamas head of HHS.

      I haven’t heard of one single thing that Tom Price has decided about Obamacare or rescinded a one of Kathleen Sebelius’s decisions. It’s doable with the right person in charge. It doesn’t seem to be him.

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  46. Clyde says:

    I’m for it, but not sure it will help. Certainly worth a try.
    To much fraud, corruption , bureaucracy and collusion to drop prices.
    But what Trump can really due to drop prices enforce usc code 15.,
    with the stroke of a pen.

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  47. shirley49 says:

    Unfortunately there are not that many Insurance carriers around any longer. I always thought that it would be great idea to handle it just like car Ins. Raise my rates and I go elsewhere.

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