Rand Paul Says Major Healthcare Executive Order Is Coming In ‘Next Week Or Two’
By Pete Kasperowicz
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., predicted Wednesday that President Trump would soon move on his own to make health insurance more affordable, after the Senate failed again this week to advance any bill to reform federal healthcare policy.
Paul said on MSNBC that he thinks Trump would move to reinterpret an existing law in order to make it easier for people to buy health insurance across state lines. That’s a goal Republicans have had after since the passage of Obamacare in 2010.
“I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own,” Paul said. “This is something I’ve been advocating for six months.”
“I believe that President Trump can legalize on his own the ability of individuals to join a group or a health association across state lines and buy insurance,” he added.
Source – WashingtonExaminer
Add the genius of Thomas Wictor
Thomas Wictor says:
I think I’ve found the way that Trump can use a presidential executive order (EO) to get rid of ObamaCare. Thank this man => Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
In 2012, he was the deciding vote on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.
Roberts called the ObamaCare penalty a tax. Congress is the only body that can levy a tax. This is what Roberts said about his ruling:
“‘Every reasonable construction’ must be resorted to, in order to save a statute from unconstitutionality” [citing an 1895 precedent].” Precedent REQUIRES that the Supreme Court twist itself into “every reasonable” contortion in order to save a statute. Presidential executive orders are equivalent to laws, another word for “statute.”
The following are presidential executive orders:
The Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery.
The Manhattan Project that created the atomic bomb.
The internment of Japanese-Americans.
The suspension of habeus corpus. (Meaning, doing away with a reason to hold someone in prison.)
The creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The New Deal.
Nationalizing the steel industry.
The confiscation of gold coin, bullion, and certificates nationwide.
Restricting access to presidential papers.
Creating the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Desegregating the armed forces.
Desegregating public schools.
Creation of the Peace Corps.
Creating equal opportunity in hiring for government jobs.
Requiring that the government do a cost-benefit analysis of each regulation.
Creating the Department of Homeland Security.
Creating the current American flag.
Defining lawful versus unlawful interrogation techniques.
Look the widespread impact of these executive orders.
Repealing ObamaCare by EO will be a walk in the park.
ADDENDUM: The Supreme Court struck down Harry Truman’s Executive Order 10340, which put all U.S. steel mills under Federal control. he court ruled that Truman had overstepped by attempting to MAKE law rather than clarify existing legislation.
Therefore we see that half the battle is already won.
ObamaCare is existing legislation.
As long as Trump doesn’t MAKE law in his executive order(s), he can tinker with ObamaCare until it no longer exists.
ADDENDUM TWO: I just realized how Trump will use his executive orders.
ObamaCare hasn’t delivered on a single one of its promises. herefore, Trump will use the power of the Executive Branch to “clarify” the law until it’s no longer ObamaCare. He began the process on his first day in office.
Trump will therefore tackle EACH AND EVERY DELIBERATE FAILURE of ObamaCare.
ObamaCare was designed to fail. It would bankrupt all health-insurance companies and pave the way for single payer. Trump will point out in his executive order(s) that ObamaCare has failed, and he has the duty and authority to act. That’s how the executive orders will pass judicial muster. They won’t be NEW law; they’ll clarify EXISTING FAILED law.
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