Published: Tue, June 25, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump brags he did better than Obamacare with new executive order

Trump brags he did better than Obamacare with new executive order

"This is bigger than anything we've done in this particular realm", Trump said at a signing ceremony at the White House.

The president has also said he doesn't view white nationalism as a rising threat around the world, instead describing the movement as a small group of people "with very, very serious problems".

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters before Trump's remarks that the idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money.

"Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy", the website's administrators wrote.

Still, the president took a jab at Democrats in Congress and singled out 2020 contender Sen. "We'll have phenomenal health care".

Trump signed the order surrounded by physicians from the Docs4PatientCare Foundation (D4PCF) in the Oval Office. "Moreover, Mr. Nickels said, it would be impractical because a hospital may have contracts with a dozen insurers, and each insurer may have four or five different health plans with different terms".

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"Competition experts, including the bipartisan Federal Trade Commission, agree that disclosing privately negotiated rates will reduce incentives to offer lower rates, creating a floor-not a ceiling-for the prices that hospitals would be willing to accept", Eyles said in the statement released Monday before Trump's announcement.

- Expanded uses for health savings accounts, a tax-advantaged way to pay health care bills that has always been favored by Republicans.

The Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare requires that hospitals and insurance companies to tell patients their rates for medical services and what patients will be expected to pay out of pocket prior to undergoing a procedure. "I think the exciting part of this executive order is the President and administration are really moving to put the patient in the driver's seat and be empowered for the first time with knowledge and information". He says it will perpetuate "the old days of the American health care system paying for volume over value". Consumers will have to wait to see whether the results live up to the administration's promises.

The Trump administration has advocated for bringing down health care costs by making prices more visible, boosting competition and reducing regulation. It's confusing for patients, and experts say it's also one of the major factors that push up USA costs. As it stands, most patients only learn the actual costs weeks after when they're billed, as most people who have ever gone through any medical procedure know.

Azar pushed back against that argument, saying insurers do ultimately disclose their payment rates when they send individual patients an "explanation of benefits", a document patients receive after they've had a procedure or seen the doctor. Few people actually pay the list prices, which can be multiples higher than insurers' contracted rates. "Prices in the aggregate, prices for individual patients, prices for individual services, prices for geographic areas?"

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