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Trump’s latest health care orders leave unanswered questions as election nears



Trump's latest health care orders leave unanswered questions as election nears

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after delivering remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson){/p} WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Donald Trump spotlighted his record on health care Thursday as he laid out his “vision” for further reforms in a second term, but his latest actions might not be enough to satisfy voters who trust Democrats more on the issue.

“This president is doing more for 331 million Americans’ health care than any president in modern history,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in an interview Friday. President Trump has promised for years to release a new health care plan that would be better than the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. He signed new executive orders Thursday, but their impact was not clear.

Azar told reporters during a briefing call Thursday the orders would “direct HHS to take tangible steps toward delivering on the healthcare plan he’s laid out for America.” The orders were intended to address protecting insurance coverage for those with preexisting conditions and preventing surprise billing by hospitals.

“The President is declaring that it is the policy of the United […]

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