With an executive order, President Donald Trump is directing the US Department of Labor to study how to make it easier for small businesses, and possibly individuals, to join together and buy health insurance through nationwide association health plans.
The US Department of Labor could give employers in the same industries more flexibility to offer group coverage across state lines, providing them with a broader range of competitive policies that offer lower rates.
The executive order would allow consumers to buy short-term policies that don’t have to comply with Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
The executive order does not address whether people in the short-term or association plans would still have to pay a penalty for lacking health insurance. However, a White House official said that “presumably,” at least for the association health plans, people would not have to pay the penalty.
"We are going to also pressure Congress very strongly to finish the repeal and the replace of Obamacare once and for all," Pres. Trump says pic.twitter.com/DwbUB4fICa
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 12, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) October 12, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) October 12, 2017
Trump on his executive order on health care: "I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive" pic.twitter.com/nCzsJFNpt9
— POLITICO (@politico) October 12, 2017
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This Afternoon: Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain before 2pm, then rain likely with areas of drizzle after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
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Friday: Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night: Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Monday: A chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
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Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
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