Despite the best efforts of the liberal media to convince Americans otherwise, President Donald Trump does have a valid plan in place to replace Obamacare.
As was made obvious by then-candidate Trump, Obamacare is a disaster for American people and his administration wants to repeal and replace it. Now, with the Mueller probe behind him, the president is putting what remains of the law in his crosshairs.
“If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we’ll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare,” Trump said.
According to the proposed 2020 budget, the president plans to reduce health care costs overall by increasing health care choices and make the insurance market more competitive. This would be achieved by redirecting Medicaid expansion money and federal premium subsidies. Instead, the money would be issued in the form of grants to states. In order for states to have access to the grant money, they would have to prove they would use the money to establish affordable consumer-centered health insurance options, which wouldn’t be affected by medical conditions and/or income.
The main change the president would make is taking some power from the federal government and freeing up states to make health care more affordable for small businesses and citizens through various innovations.
This proposal by President Trump isn’t just “pie in the sky” thinking. It has been proven effective. According to Ed Haislmaier, there is already analysis on the books that looked at what took place when seven states were given waivers to take more control of their health care. These states effectively funded “invisible high-risk pool.” Through reinsurance arrangements, made possible by reallocating federal money, funds were instead directed to the greatest medical needs within the state. By taking care of those with the largest medical demands, these states have made insurance premiums cheaper for individual policies.
Maryland is an example of how this method works in real life. Before Maryland was granted a waiver, like mentioned above, Maryland citizens were experiencing a hike of 30% on their premiums. After they were given the ability to reallocate their federal money towards the “high risk pool,” the premiums went down 13%.
According to a study by the Center for Health and the Economy, completed by the Heritage Foundation, if the changes within the proposal were implemented, the cost of most individual health insurance premiums would go down by as much as 30%. The Health Care Choice Proposal also provides just as many people access to health care as Obamacare. Consumers would also be given a great deal more power to choose their own coverages that would best fit their family’s needs.
The far left loves to imply or downright accuse President Trump of only looking out for the ultra-wealthy like himself, and ignoring the plight of the common man. However, his proposed changes to health insurance would extend to low income Americans.
It’s a solid plan so far, and one that is likely to garner the full backing of Republican lawmakers. With Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, it’s unclear if this plan will be altered or even succeed in a final vote. But, the fact is that whenever the media tells you that President Trump has no plan at all, they are lying to you.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter