Donald Trump promised better cheaper healthcare. He had a posse within the plutocracy pushing him. Now that he has given them what they wanted, they've decided it is not worth it. The Red States, small businesses, Trump supporters, are you listening?
Trump made big promises to his supporters. In the process of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, he would give them better cheaper healthcare. NOT. Unfortunately, those who most supported the expansion of Associaton health plans are now balking.
Politico reported the following.
President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small businesses to band together to offer health insurance.
Trump, who’s touted the expansion of so-called association health plans as a key plank in his strategy to tear down Obamacare, even announced the rules at the 75th anniversary party of the National Federation of Independent Business last month, claiming the group’s members will save “massive amounts of money” and have better care if they join forces to offer coverage to workers.
The NFIB, the organization that most supported the plan will have nothing to do with it now.
The NFIB, which vigorously promoted association health plans for two decades, now says it won’t set one up, describing the new Trump rules as unworkable. And the NFIB isn’t the only one: Several of the nationwide trade groups that cheered Trump’s new insurance rules told POLITICO they’re still trying to figure out how to take advantage of them and whether the effort is even worth it.
What is interesting is something we all knew about these types of organizations. ...
“We can’t set up an AHP under the new rules any more than [we] could under the old rules,” spokesman Adam Temple said. ...
Even in some red states, state regulators have voiced skepticism and taken steps to limit association health plans, pointing to their history of lax regulation and fraud before Obamacare set more stringent insurance standards. And further clouding the future of Trump’s big health care idea is the threat of legal challenges from blue states, which also fear the new policy will siphon healthy customers from the Obamacare insurance markets.