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President Trump Just Signed An Executive Order To Undermine Obamacare

Original story at BuzzFeed• 2 mentions • 5 days ago

 
 
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could radically transform Obamacare and the American health care system in general, all without having to go through Congress. Trump’s order will allow small businesses to band together and join their own, unregulated insurance plans that can offer less coverage at cheaper prices. Obamacare rules would not apply to these plans, meaning they can drop coverage for things like maternity care, mental health services and prescription drugs. Crucially, these off-market plans would open the door for people with pre-existing health conditions to be charged higher rates. That could leave behind a disproportionately ...