Trump Signs Executive Orders On Healthcare
October 12, 2017
President Trump is making some moves on the healthcare front. In a White House ceremony on Thursday (October 12), Trump signed a new executive order allowing people to cross state lines to purchase health insurance. He said it will boost competition and will help people get cheaper healthcare. Trump insisted that millions of people will start getting relief from Obamacare, which he called a nightmare. He said his executive order will cost the government virtually nothing.
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul was at the ceremony and called Trump's action a major free market reform of the healthcare system.
In a Capitol briefing, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump's action is part of a broader effort by Republicans to sabotage Obamacare. She also argued that Trump does not understand healthcare policy.
Meantime, the President chided Republicans for not being able to fulfill a longstanding pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.