Trump health plan af­ter elec­tion

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Pres­i­dent Trump says he has a health­care plan much bet­ter and sim­pler than Oba­macare. One that will 1) cover pre­ex­ist­ing con­di­tions, 2) al­low chil­dren to re­main on their par­ents’ health in­sur­ance un­til age 26, and 3) have an af­ford­able pre­mium. His plan will pro­vide all with ac­cess to health in­sur­ance.

I have fig­ured out his plan. All pri­vate health in­sur­ance com­pa­nies will have to of­fer such in­sur­ance to all Amer­i­cans re­gard­less of health con­di­tion or in­come. In ac­cor­dance with the pres­i­dent’s sup­port for the free mar­ket, the com­pa­nies will be al­lowed to of­fer two de­ductible op­tions — one for $50,000 and one for $100,000 be­fore the in­sur­ance com­pany starts pay­ing for any ac­tual cover­age.

The pres­i­dent has been ad­vised by Repub­li­can lead­ers in Congress this plan would not fare well with the vot­ers, so the pres­i­dent has ap­par­ently de­cided to wait un­til af­ter the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion to un­veil his plan.

– Howard K. Watkins, Fresno

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