Washington, DC – While the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been raging on and off for years now, it seems that moderate Republicans in the Senate including Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have been holding up GOP led efforts. It is no question that President Trump is furious with this. Running on a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with something much better, these delays have been the cause of much anguish within the Trump White House.
The White House has recently reported plans to sign an executive order which would allow individuals in small groups to purchase health insurance over state lines, something which has not been legal in decades in the United States. This move would undo a massive underpinning of Obamacare, which relies on individuals being forced to purchase their insurance from the state sponsored healthcare exchange. These state exchanges have been the source of much controversy for years now as premiums in most parts of the country have skyrocketed, leaving middle and working class Americans with little to no options in the healthcare they receive, and families being priced out of the insurance plans that work best for them.
Increasing competition across state lines has been a conservative talking-point for some years now, and finally it appears will be put to the test.