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Federal Judge hands Donald Trump a victory on Obamacare

July 20, 2019

  Last year Donald Trump signed an Executive Order which gave Americans more healthcare options than they had under Obamacare by setting up Association Health Plans and short term insurance plans. This order allowed for cheaper non-Obamacare compliant plans to be offered to young, healthy people who did not need all of the coverage Obamacare forced insurance companies to provide in all plans.

  But apparently the Democrats did not want Americans to have a less expensive option to Obamacare because they sued to stop the Executive Order, but yesterday a Federal Judge in DC came down on the side of the President.

  Here is more:

D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld Trump’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans, which are less expensive compared to Obamacare plans. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2018 expanded short-term plans to offer Americans more affordable options.

Short-terms plans cost less than Obamacare plans because federal statute does not require the insurance plans to comply with all of Obamacare’s onerous insurance regulations, thus they serve as a good alternative for many younger and healthier Americans.

The Trump administration’s rule allowed Americans to purchase short-term plans for up to 364 days and renew the plans for up to three years. The Barack Obama administration curbed these rules to encourage Americans to purchase Obamacare

  One study found that these plans could cost up to 80% less than the cheapest Obamacare plan, and by opposing this Executive Order  the Democrats proved their support of Obamacare had nothing to do with making healthcare affordable to more people in the first place…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. peter b Booher permalink
    July 20, 2019 7:33 pm

    “… the Democrats proved their support of Obamacare had nothing to do with making healthcare affordable to more people in the first place…” No truer words have been said. It was all about control.

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