Trump signs Executive Order further Undermining Obamacare

Just this morning Trump spoke about his new executive order that will give us the best Healthcare because Obamacare is so bad. He was so excited about how good this new care is that he almost forgot to sign the Exec. Order and started to walk away. V.P. Pence had to stop him.

From Vox:

With the failure by Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare this year, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands, signing an executive order Thursday that targets the health care law.

Trump is asking federal agencies to look for ways to expand the use of association health plans, groups of small businesses that pool together to buy health insurance, and to broaden the definition of short-term insurance, which is exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s rules, administration officials said.

The ultimate impact will depend on any new regulations written as a result of the order, but overall, the Trump administration could make cheaper plans with skimpier benefits more available — and experts worry that will damage the ACA’s marketplaces.

“The president still firmly believes that Congress must act to repeal and replace Obamacare, but before that can be done, this administration must act to provide relief,” Andrew Bremberg, who oversees domestic policy at the White House, told reporters Thursday morning. “We expect these policy changes to potentially benefit tens of millions of Americans over time.”

Policy experts warn that together, these changes could represent a serious threat to Obamacare: Trump wants to open more loopholes for more people to buy insurance outside the health care law’s markets, which experts anticipate would destabilize the market for customers who are left behind with higher premiums and fewer insurers. [Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16458184/trump-obamacare-executive-order-association-health-plans-short-term-insurance ]

Trump is bound and determined to undo Obamacare and everything good Obama did for us.

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61 thoughts on “Trump signs Executive Order further Undermining Obamacare”

  1. @toniD:

    Maddow isn’t the only one talking.

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a12838399/trump-undermine-obamacare-markets/

    The Obamacare Repeal Back-Up Plan
    It’s already happening.

    … On Thursday, the president* signed an order guaranteed to corrupt health insurance marketplaces all across the country, and that corruption will not be an unintended consequence. It will be a deliberate act of vandalism, like cutting a gas line into a house and waiting for the explosion that inevitably will occur…

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  2. @Crank Bait: I know. Ali Valshi, on MSNBC, is one of my new favorites and he’s talking about it as well, with graphs and everything.

    He’s also good at showing how bad Trump’s tax plan is for everyone but the rich.

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    Made America Hate Donald Trump More

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  4. @toniD:

    yes, the Worst.
    Lucky for me I will probably be dead in 10 to 25 years.
    Too bad for all the younger peeps who will have to live in such hell that amerika will
    become under such extreme rule from the SCOTUS.
    It is already unbearable for some of us 🙁

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  5. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/politics/virgin-islands-president-donald-trump/index.html

    Trump says he spoke to Virgin Islands’ ‘president’ — which is him

    …”I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the President of the Virgin Islands,” he told the audience of the Values Voter Summit in Washington…

    ——————————————————-
    A sack of hammers, he is.

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  6. Very important to read. GOP trying to hold a Constitutional Convention and not for good reason….

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  7. @toniD:

    Remember hearing this from Trump fans during the campaign?

    “He’s a successful businessman who knows how to hire the right people.”

    It was wrong when Trump fans said it (for three reasons), and it is being proved wrong over and over since the inaugural.

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  8. If nothing else, Larry Flynt’s 10 million dollar offer could produce some very funny and creative videos.

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  9. http://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/558103413/after-hurricane-power-outages-looking-to-alaskas-microgrids-for-a-better-way

    After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way

    …Kodiak has long gotten most of its electricity from a hydro dam. But a decade ago, as demand grew, it was relying more and more on diesel generators. The cost of diesel was high and unpredictable, a problem for businesses trying to forecast their expenses.

    “When you have that threat of a diesel bill hanging over your head every month, that is very motivating to find solutions,” says Jennifer Richcreek of the Kodiak Electric Association, or KEA.

    In 2007, the utility set a goal of 95 percent renewable power. It built a handful of wind turbines, plus a bank of batteries to supplement the community’s hydro power. That worked for a while. But then came a new challenge: the Kodiak port wanted to replace its old diesel-powered crane with a giant electric one.

    The 340-foot tall shipping crane would be a massive power hog. Demand would spike every time it lifted a container off a cargo ship. When Rick Kniaziowski, the terminal manager for the shipping company Matson, first asked about getting it, the head of the local utility said no.

    “His eyes got really big,” Kniaziowski says. He was told, “Everyone’s TVs are going to brown out, and they’re either going to hate you or they’re going to hate us.'”

    But the utility looked around for a solution, and it found a European company, ABB, that offered a new kind of energy storage: flywheels…

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