For years, Americans have suffered under the failed Obamacare health system. President Trump has frequently criticized the plan and called on Congress to support his goals for a new one. Yet lawmakers have refused to do anything to improve the broken system. Now, with just weeks before the election, Trump is unveiling his America First plan.
President Trump has urged Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare for years. The Republican-controlled Congress almost did it in 2017, only to be sabotaged by men like John McCain. Trump has done much as president to eliminate many problematic parts of Obamacare.
But Obamacare continues to linger in the country, like a festering wound. With the fate of his second term looming, President Trump is rolling out measures to change American health care for the better.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a new healthcare-policy initiative to creating “better care, more choice, and lower costs,” for the American people…
President Trump will sign a series of executive orders designed to “provide protections to ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions are protected regardless of whether the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional and its protections for preexisting conditions invalidated.”
The executive orders will also direct HHS to work with Congress and special interest groups to get a comprehensive legislative packaged passed by the Jan. 1 on such billing. If that does not happen, Trump will direct Azar and his department to examine the executive and regulatory actions that the president can take to ensure all Americans are protected against surprise billing. [Source: Just the News]
President Trump seems pretty confident he will be around next year to ensure his healthcare goals are passed. His latest focus will be on creating better care, more choices, and lower costs.
This is far from the first time Trump has improved our broken healthcare system. He’s signed numerous executive orders already that weakened toxic Obamacare. During the pandemic, Trump cut through miles of red tape to reform our healthcare system. He got telemedicine approved nationwide—something that had been held up for years. The president also sped up processes within the FDA to approve treatments and vaccines.
And that’s not to mention how he mobilized the private sector to create and innovate through an unprecedented crisis.
It seems his latest move is building on those successes, with a goal to make healthcare more affordable for Americans.
This can only help him in the coming weeks. Joe Biden has talked big about healthcare, but has done very little in the way of explaining his goals. He has moved from “improving” Obamacare to embracing something close to Medicare-for-All. His insistence on appealing to the radical left of his party will undoubtedly move him to embrace toxic ideas that will only turn off most Americans.
Obamacare’s fate will rest in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court plans to hear the case against it after the election. Should they rule Obamacare un-Constitutional (and if Trump wins) Congress will be forced to actually get something done.
They will have to replace Obamacare with something. Which is why Trump is brilliant for rolling this out now.
It also puts pressure on Biden to actually provide a comprehensive plan of his own. But will he do so before the election?
I won’t hold my breath waiting.