One of the big issues that President Trump promised to tackle when he took office back in January was the current state of health care in our country, a system that has been in total shambles ever since former President Barack Obama and his fellow liberal minions force fed us all Obamacare.
In the wake of this unmitigated disaster, insurance premiums have skyrocketed, millions of people lost their coverage or doctors, and businesses have taken heavy financial tolls, some even being forced to reduce hours, lay people off, or stop creating new jobs.
Republicans have tried several times now to repeal this monstrosity, but unfortunately, they cannot seem to come to an agreement about how to go about getting rid of it. This is rather silly as the best solution to the problem is to just chuck the whole thing in the garbage and let the free market sort it out, but I guess that’s just too much of a radical move for GOP congressmen.
Another step that absolutely needs to be taken is to remove the restrictions that currently exist prohibiting consumers from buying insurance across state lines.
And that’s exactly what Trump intends to do with his latest executive order.
From NY Post:
President Trump said Wednesday that he will sign an executive order allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines — a move that would expand consumers’ options and possibly lower costs.
Trump called it a “very major” executive order that he would probably sign next week, so that “ people can go out across state lines, do lots of things, and buy their own healthcare.”
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul first revealed Trump’s plan — long championed by conservatives as a market-based fix that would increase competition — on MSNBC Wednesday morning.
“I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own,” Paul said.
Trump, he added, “can legalize on his own the ability of individuals to join a group or a health association across state lines and buy insurance.”
The president, speaking to reporters on the South lawn of the White House as he prepared to departing to Indianapolis to deliver a speech on tax reform, also insisted that Republicans “have the votes” on healthcare reform despite the Senate’s latest failure to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare.
This, if 100 percent accurate, is a really good first step in the right direction, though this move on its own will not correct the course Obamacare has set us on. Which, for those who are a bit slow on the draw, is a path toward single-payer socialistic medicine.
In order to defeat that horror show we’ll need to cut up Obamacare into a million tiny pieces and stuff it in the garbage can, forgetting the nasty beast ever existed to begin with.
The free market is always the better solution to problems we face in society, and given it’s a proven fact of reality that competition is the most effective way to reduce cost, it only makes sense to provide citizens the opportunity to purchase insurance across state lines.
Let’s hope this comes to pass. Soon.