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Selling Individual Health Insurance Across State Lines is Fallacy

One of the Republicans’ biggest selling points of the American Health Care Act, i.e. Trumpcare is the plan’s encouragement of individual insurance policies being offered across state lines. While employee-based insurance is widely transacted across states; albeit under different rules, don’t be fooled by Trump's and other GOP leader’s claims that promoting insurance dealings for individuals between states will increase competition, improve access and reduce costs. It is a false narrative. Here’s why: Below is a summary and link to L.A Times Michael Hiltzik's November 14, 2016 article on why selling individual healthcare policies across state lines is a bogus slogan, not a policy: http://www.

Prepare for an American Spring

At CPAC last month, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon vowed the Trump agenda would be enacted in full. Take him at his word—he has an Army of evangelical Christians behind him. In a March 15, 2015 New York Times article, onetime Bible salesman and self-described former “wild man,” David Lane described his efforts to organize evangelicals to support the GOP in the 2016 Elections. He boasted, “An Army. That’s the goal,” would be assembled. Financed by a few unnamed wealthy donors and armed with an email list of 100,000 pastors, Lane with Trump-like energy crisscrossed the nation to mobilize fervent Christians. Trump saw the opportunity and pounced. He heeded the zealots’ call and fully

 

 

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