Policy

Pres. Trump to Sign Executive Order Expanding U.S. Health Care Options

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

President Trump plans to expand health insurance options for Americans who purchase their coverage or receive it through work.

The White House is finalizing the executive order aimed at pooling together individuals, and allowing them to purchase insurance outside state lines.

The order is expected to lower premiums and loosen regulations for those purchasing their own policies.

This comes after Congress has seen multiple failures to pass health care reform legislation in recent months.

The president is likely to sign the order on Thursday.

It remains unclear whether the changes will process in enough time before consumers are faced with higher premiums in 2018.