President Trump Does Something GOOD on Health Care!
Unlike the Clintons, Bush, and Obama, President Trump did something good for U.S. Health Care....very good.
But you might not even realize that fact with the heavily focused Mass Media narrative going on about cuts made in the sacred Insurance Subsidies (financed by U.S. Taxpayers paychecks) to "help poor people".
It is true that Trump has made those cuts. But what he has also done is wise up and finally listen to Senator Rand Paul (rather than Paul Ryan / Mitch McConnell, and the corrupt GOP and DEM Establishment).
In doing so he has now opened up a new channel for individuals that will allow people to form buying pools or join health group associations across U.S. State lines (instead of being dependent on "ACA"). This will finally provide badly needed competition within the Insurance Marketplace, and the give the consumer new buying leverage that they have not had before. Through the power of numbers and collective bargaining (a progressive concept) this will reduce of cost of Health care, and create a competitive model, and make the Obama Care exchanges (which were ineffective and failing) now unnecessary.
The Obama Care exchanges did not work well anyway. They only consolidated and solidified the Insurance Company stranglehold over the U.S. Population and their Doctors, by holding an IRS Gun to peoples heads to force people (or mandate them) to be victims of overpriced and unreasonable plans. That is neither freedom nor democracy nor consumer-based economics.
The glorified subsidies only just papered-over the fact that costs were continually escalating up and up and up with no recourse, and that the whole system was unsustainable. So Obama Care was just a big Corporatist boondoggle and Bailout mechanism for the U.S. Insurance Monopoly structure. It was never true "Reform" of any kind. In most States, there would be only one or two options available for these exchange policies. In some States, the Insurance companies were pulling out of the exchanges altogether.
Competition and Collective Bargaining is one giant step towards the cure. Granted this alone does not address all of the many ills of the U.S. Health Care System. But it is a new opening to a more pragmatic and common sense way of giving the U.S. Consumer new leverage and purchasing clout over the (otherwise corrupt) Insurance Companies. And this step didn't even cost Taxpayers a dime.
Rand Paul explains it well here, so have a listen....