On Thursday, surrounded by small businessmen — not patients or health care workers — Trump signed an executive order that threatens to destabilize U.S. health care.
In addition to easing rules for small business owners banding together to buy insurance, the Rand Paul backed executive order also could also place Obamacare in danger.
As per the Hill:
The order will lift Obama administration limits on short-term health insurance plans, allowing the plans to last as long as 12 months and be renewed. The change to short-term health insurance could damage the stability of ObamaCare.
The fear from Democrats is that healthier people will migrate to cheaper, short-term plans, leaving only sicker people in ObamaCare plans and driving up premiums.
The source said the new rules for short-term plans are where administration officials think the order will have the “most immediate impact.”
The order will also allow people to use tax-advantaged accounts known as health reimbursement accounts to pay for their premiums.
Tim Kaine called the move “sabotage.”
President Trump’s health care executive order may seem a little complicated so let me break it down: It’s sabotage.
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 12, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 12, 2017