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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:17 PM

Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces

Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces
By Amy Goldstein October 12 at 12:32 PM

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to circumvent the Affordable Care Act by making it easier for individuals and small business to buy different types of health plans with lower prices but also fewer benefits and protections.

The White House and allies portray the presidentís move as wielding administrative powers to accomplish what congressional Republicans have failed to achieve: tearing down the lawís insurance marketplaces. The order represents Trumpís biggest step to carry out a broad but ill-defined directive he issued his first night in office for agencies to lessen ACA regulations from the Obama administration.

Critics, who include state insurance commissioners, most of the health-insurance industry and mainstream policy specialists, predict that a proliferation of other types of coverage would have damaging ripple effects: driving up costs for consumers with serious medical conditions and prompting more insurers to flee the lawís marketplaces. Part of Trumpís action, they say, will spark court challenges over its legality.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-to-sign-executive-order-to-gut-aca-insurance-rules-and-undermine-marketplaces/2017/10/11/40abf774-ae97-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html

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Reply Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces (Original post)
workinclasszero Oct 12 OP
msongs Oct 12 #1
DK504 Oct 12 #5
Rollo Oct 12 #2
workinclasszero Oct 12 #3
doc03 Oct 12 #4
DK504 Oct 12 #6
JCMach1 Oct 12 #7

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:24 PM

1. spineless congrees allows trump to cancel congressional legislation. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:38 PM

5. Take Congress' healthcare away.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:26 PM

2. The article points out that aspects of this are probably illegal...

Since they depend on modifying ERISA rules, but ERISA applies only to employer administered health plans, not to individual or association administered health plans.

I think.

In any case, this is a matter of a fake president trying to force fake health insurance down our throats.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:32 PM

3. This is a government attacking it's own people

eom

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:34 PM

4. I thought it was the President's job to support and enforce the law.

How can he make executive orders to destroy the law.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:40 PM

6. He doesn't give a shit about the law. He only wants to be in the Oval Office

create havoc and play with his choo-choo trains while wearing his Depends.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:50 PM

7. Legalizing SCAM insurance

shocking, no?

From a scam artist...

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