President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday morning aimed at taking action on health care after Congress’s failure to repeal ObamaCare. The order will:
- direct the Department of Labor to “modernize” rules to allow small employers to create association health plans, the source said. Small businesses will be able to band together if they are within the same state, in the same “line of business,” or are in the same trade association.
- lift Obama administration limits on short-term health insurance plans, allowing the plans to last as long as 12 months and be renewed. The change to short-term health insurance could damage the stability of ObamaCare. The source said the new rules for short-term plans are where administration officials think the order will have the “most immediate impact.”
- allow people to use tax-advantaged accounts known as Health Reimbursement Accounts to pay for their premiums.