President Trump has been secretly working with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on an executive order that will help erase Obamacare and make healthcare more affordable. This comes after the Republican held senate failed to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace plan. Rand Paul was one of the senators that refused to vote for the repeal. And he has been at odds with the president since the GOP presidential primaries when they publicly feuded. So it’s a bit surprising that they are working together but it appears to be a step in the right direction.

The Hill explains:

“But Trump is expected to sign an order as early as this week allowing community organizations, trade associations and other groups to band together to purchase insurance, which could be bought across state lines and would not be subject to the same rules as ObamaCare plans.

“Paul has been advocating for such an order, telling MSNBC in an interview late last month that it is something that would allow Trump to take at least some action on health care as reform efforts flounder in Congress.

“’I think it’s bigger than Graham-Cassidy, it’s bigger than any reform we’ve even talked about to date, but hasn’t gotten enough attention,’ Paul said at the time.”

Senator Paul indicated on Twitter that they have been working together on a free market solution to healthcare:

“This will be a great plan & a big deal for millions of Americans. I’ve been working with @realDonaldTrump for months on this,” Paul Tweeted. “Details soon!”

And President Trump said yesterday that the executive order would be coming soon:

But any executive order would not have the power of legislation. A future president could simply cancel the order with another order, making gains in healthcare temporary. So at best this will not be long-term solution to combating the constraints of Obamacare.

BY Alan Moore

| Managing Editor Of DC Statesman

Alan has previously worked in editorial, marketing, PR, and social networking roles for various websites and news outlets. These include Townhall Media, Newsbusters, MRCTV, and CNSNews. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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  • FreemenRtrue

    If it works – it will be a lever.

  • Bill Wirt

    This is good. I like Rand Paul because he’s a true fiscal conservative and unwilling to cave for the sake of settling on something inferior. It’s a stroke of genius on Trumps part to include him in this process. When I listen to Paul speak on the subject, it’s obvious he has a much better grasp on overall healthcare solutions than the talking heads of Schumer/Pelosi/Ryan and McConnell.

    • A good start Bill. Let’s hope there are more Executive orders to come.

  • Vital Rights

    Private solutions are always best.
    Doctors in private practice – should actually offer Private Membership Association Plans to their clients for regular every day Health Issues and Insurance companies can have plans for Major issues. Walk in clinics for a fee [or PrePaid private MEMBERSHIP] like in the old days when it worked well would work well again and be a great solution to this major problem keeping gov’t out of it.
    “Uber” Health Clubs via an App and membership with be another way with competition, etc. ESPECIALLY ending GOV’T Prohibition of NATURAL CURES and old tried and true remedies that is very good and Cheap or free.
    TIME TO WAKE UP the AMA, FDA, etc are not our friends – they age HUGE weights on the back of the people at a very high Cost.
    Just look at what the AMA, FDA, etc CRIMINALLY did to a man that was curing 10,000s of people of cancer many of them for FREE and most for very reasonable fees and i mean CURING not Destroying the cancer and body.
    Watch and be OUTRAGED:

  • Vital Rights

    This is the American Way – private solutions – send to Trump & Paul
    Just look at what the AMA, FDA, etc CRIMINALLY did to a man that was curing 10,000s of people of cancer many of them for FREE and most for very reasonable fees and i mean CURING not Destroying the cancer and body.

    • John Flynn

      It’s wojiecowitz on “Barney Miller”

  • QuietDanTN

    Good idea. Confirm the Executive Order with Congressional Legislation.

  • CaptTurbo

    I’m encouraged to see the two of them working together.

  • WesTexan

    Obamacare is the biggest screw up in the history of healthcare. We need the government out of our healthcare. Completely out! Our healthcare should simply be between us, our doctors and our private healthcare insurance.

  • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

    Rand Paul is being a PIA. He should be working with TRUMP to END Obamacare and put something BETTER in its place instead of what he is forcing TRUMP to do. Granted something is better than nothing but it is not a law so it can be repealed and then back to ground zerro. Would be better if Rand would get the rest of the REP to vote with TRUMP at ALL levels. He just wants his rich friends to make more money and bet he will get a kick back.

  • old codger

    If you want it repealed pass a law that ALL Senators and Congress persons are now FORCED to be under “UN”Affordable Lack of Care Act and see how long till it’s repealed in it’s entirety!!!!!
    My guess?? About 5 minutes!! LMAO!

  • Esau’s Message

    If this could be matched by full interstate competition and by transforming the Minimum Essential Coverage and 10 Essential Benefits into a checklist, rather than a mandate, then the worst aspects of Obamacare driving health care costs would be obviated.

  • nimbii

    Well, after 7+ years of the Trump Administration, it will be tough to remove real advantages his EO provides to the average person.