Affordable Care Act
Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick
The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick.
Senior administration officials have said President Donald Trump is expected sign an executive order this week to expand the use of health plans offered through associations. These groups already allow individuals or businesses to band together to buy coverage, and Trump’s order could increase their use by making it easier to sell this coverage across state lines.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people — FAST.”
Specifics of the order and any resulting regulation are still not clear. This coverage could wind up costing some shoppers less if the policies don’t have to meet the coverage requirements of individual states or the Affordable Care Act.
But that’s true largely for customers with good health.
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