Highlights of President Trump’s executive order on health care:
Expands short-term health plans, which are less expensive and offer less coverage but which could be popular with young people not covered by their parents’ policies. Trump wants to increase the term from three months to about a year.
Expands access to “association health plans,” in which a group of individuals or small businesses team up to buy health insurance collectively, which could lower expenses.
People with pre-existing conditions would be eligible to sign up for such association plans, but costs could vary.
Increases the use of health-care reimbursement accounts.
Allow small businesses, associations and perhaps individuals to buy policies across state lines, increasing competition and lowering costs.