White House plans order to expand health care options

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Published: October 9, 2017 3:09:22 PM

The White House is planning an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

White House on healthcare, White House plans on healthcare, White House healthcare options, healthcare system in US, Donald Trump, Donald Trump on healthcare, US President, health insurance sectorThat move follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. (Image: Reuters)

The White House is planning an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states. That move follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies.

Experts say that’s not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely around the country. Trump is expected to sign the executive order next week.

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