President Donald Trump has put his vows to protect pre-existing conditions on paper with an executive order Thursday, announcing his “America First Healthcare Plan” in North Carolina.
“The historic action I am taking today includes the first-ever executive order to affirm it is the official policy of the United States government to protect patients with pre-existing conditions, so we’re making that official,” Trump said, announcing his vision for healthcare as his administration fell short of repealing and replacing Obamacare in his first term.
“Our opponents, the Democrats, like to constantly talk about” healthcare, Trump added, “now we have it affirmed, this is affirmed, signed and done, so we can put that to rest.”
The order covers a range of issues, including protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions from insurance discrimination.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., dismissively said Trump’s “bogus executive order on pre-existing conditions isn’t worth the paper it’s signed on.”
Trump spoke at an airport hangar in swing-state North Carolina to a crowd that included white-coated, mask-wearing healthcare workers. He stood on a podium in front of a blue background emblazoned with “America First Healthcare Plan.”
Trump’s three pillars of his health plan promise quality healthcare at affordable prices, lower prescription drug costs, more consumer choice, and greater price transparency. His executive order would also to try to end surprise medical bills.
“If we win we will have a better and less expensive plan that will always protect people with pre-existing conditions,” Trump declared. full storyFollow Elite Feed!