(AmericanProsperity.com) – President Donald Trump made it clear that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a goal of his first term. While he supports the GOP-led lawsuit trying to repeal it, he isn’t waiting around for that to happen. He also signed an executive order protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
On Thursday, September 24, President Trump announced his “America-First Healthcare Plan” while at a rally in North Carolina.
Under The America First Healthcare Plan, we will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world — cutting-edge treatments, state-of-the-art medicine, groundbreaking cures, and true health security for you and your loved ones! pic.twitter.com/H64XPD183Y
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2020
The majority of the executive order outlines his administration’s dedication to putting patients first, detailing different bills he has signed into law since 2017. The new order requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to:
- Expand access to affordable medicine
- Ensure consumers can access price and quality data before care is administered
- Reduce waste and abuse within healthcare
- Improve care for veterans
- Promote medical innovations and treatments for prominent illnesses
President Trump emphasized that additional orders would be signed, including one ensuring Americans with pre-existing conditions would continue to have affordable healthcare. This announcement comes just before the Supreme Court’s scheduled hearing of the lawsuit to repeal the ACA on November 10.
While much is still unknown about what Trump’s replacement for the ACA would be, he continues to move forward with his promise to repeal it while improving the healthcare of every American. Congress must pass healthcare laws to ensure the executive orders’ statements can actually be put into action, and Trump is working to help guide it through that process.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
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