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President Trump enters the Oval Office signs executive order to ease the burden of Obamacare'

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posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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For all who thought Trump would not do a thing til Monday. He already is in the oval office and working.


President Donald Trump signed his first executive orders on Friday within minutes of his White House arrival
For his first official act as president, he declared General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense
The second order was less precise - it vowed somewhat vaguely to 'ease the burden of Obamacare'
www.dailymail.co.uk...

With in minutes of entering the oval office Trump signed an executive order to "ease the burden Obama care"



President Donald Trump wasted no time after his official White House arrival on Friday night, heading straight to the Oval Office where he signed his first executive orders since being sworn in.

President Trump christened the Resolute Desk by signing orders to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.

His second move, the official signing of an order to 'ease the burden of Obamacare', was less precise.

Minutes earlier, the president and First Lady Melania Trump made their way inside after watching the Inaugural Parade from the Reviewing Stand on the North Lawn.

edit on 20-1-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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What does ease the burden mean?



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Well 2 weeks ago I would say it would mean get ready for a hefty price increase, now???

I guess we will have to wait and see.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

What does that even mean???

Could that be more vague? WHO did he "ease the burden" for, exactly?

???

- AB

PS - since the ACA is NOT a burden for me, I am bracing for something horrible...



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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Hopefully that includes not brow-beating people like me for the penalty tax I face because I cannot afford $1063/mo., $12,756 this year for my free, annual physical.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard

This may be part of the Trump's showman ship too.

We have 4 options

The ACA gets worse
The ACA stays the same
The ACA gets better
The ACA goes away, something Trump has said he wants to keep the good and get rid of the bad. Again, we will have to see the "guts" of this order.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: EightAhoy

What if he got rid of the tax, man, that would be great for many people I know who are filing taxes ...



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: EightAhoy

That is part of the problem, it is not affordable and I hear it is becasue of the mandatory free check ups and free preventative stuff-I call bull.

It is too expensive, and Obama didn't seem to care.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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Looks like the EO on Twitter of all the places !!

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posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Was that supposed to be the order?

This seems like a stop gap til repeal..I think.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard


...since the ACA is NOT a burden for me, I am bracing for something horrible...


I hope he surprises us both with a real solution that does not simply shift the burden from one to another.

This is where the rubber meets the road so to speak, and what I've been waiting for.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

The only way to solve is if everyone is covered. Healthcare is the only business when Jack doesn't pay his bill, John pays it.

Also we the US's health system is by far the most expensive without any better medical outcomes.

So how do you solve this?
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posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: seasonal




The only way to solve is if everyone is covered. Healthcare is the only business when Jack doesn't pay his bill, John pays it.


Or if Jack can't pay it he doesn't get it, and Jack dies...




posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I can't wait until he signs the executive order that just says "Make America Great Again." That's going to give Congress one hell of headache. I mean, he knows that Executive Orders aren't magical, right? It's not like making a wish to a genie.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard

Very true. The for profit medical system is a scary world to be sick in.

And you are correct, if Jack has no $$$ he will end up in the emergency room for treatment piece meal. But if this is a cancer, and heart condition, or let's say hip replacement, have fun. You are in for a real rough time or death.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: MrSensible

Yes, it's like the war on drugs-war on terror-war on poverty. These are huge money pits that have no real clear end or "victory".

I imagine this executive order is a shot across everyone's bow. This is going to be an odd and exciting ride.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: MrSensible

Yes, it's like the war on drugs-war on terror-war on poverty. These are huge money pits that have no real clear end or "victory".

I imagine this executive order is a shot across everyone's bow. This is going to be an odd and exciting ride.


Yeeeeeah. "Exciting." That's one way to put it I suppose...

Meanwhile...those cool underground survival bunkers are sounding interesting...

I penned this last January, 13, 2016... Trump Dream - It Gets Weird



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: EightAhoy

Hallelujah brother, got my brow-beater letter from the IRS today! I immediately placed it in file 13.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


The only way to solve is if everyone is covered.... So how do you solve this?


For starters, we need both a public and a private option. Much like we have both public and private schools, public law enforcement and private security, etc.

Yes, the public option will cost money; but it will also save money. Such as the government administrative costs for the many many redundant and duplicative programs we have now to provide healthcare to so many already. As well, if everyone had pre-paid (via taxes) healthcare available, employers would not need to purchase Workman's Comp insurance, our auto and home insurance would not need to cover bodily injury, etc. No more civil liability suits for medical damages.

We also need to stop pretending it's "insurance" and trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. People do and will need health care. It's "when," not "if." And that healthcare often requires ongoing therapy and treatment -- it's not just cured.

We need to remove the stranglehold on availability, and encourage/promote more healthcare providers, from in-store health clinics to online doctor visits, perhaps even health clinics on school campuses. Perhaps offer vouchers to doctors in private practice, with the patient splitting the costs between a nominal fee paid by the public option and the doctor's total fee. There are many ways to make it happen. If the government got out of the way, we have some quite brilliant minds who would figure it out.

We would also have to do something about the sweetheart deals government has made with Big Pharma, enabling them to rob us blind on medications. And the myriad of other ways government regs serve corporate interests, and not our health interests.

It's a multi-faceted problem, and will require multi-faceted solutions.



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Health care in the US is EXPENSIVE compared to other industrialized countries.

Pharmaceutical drugs are EXPENSIVE when compared to any other country.

This is why everything related to health care is so costly.

We can wiggle, pull and push until the cows come home. Medical care is expensive because it costs so much.




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