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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump EOs Aim to Undermine Obamacare
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On Wednesday and Thursday, Trump signed two anti-consumer executive orders, aiming to wreck Obamacare instead of seeking to improve affordable coverage for all Americans.
His actions made dysfunctional Obamacare much worse if they stick. One EO permits buying health insurance across state lines.
It'll expand association health plans (AHPs) written by trade associations, small businesses and other groups. It'll only lower insurance premiums by limiting coverage. Otherwise, they'll keep increasing.
According to American Academy of Actuaries' Cori Uccello, it's "a step in the wrong direction" for millions of people with preexisting conditions.
Healthy individuals could go without coverage, creating a high risk pool, making insurance premiums more unaffordable than already.
Wyoming, Maine and Georgia tried cross
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