Trump to use the 'power of the pen' for new health care
The president said he will use the "power of the pen" to give new health care to Americans.
"Since Congress can't get its act together on HealthCare," said Trump, "I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people - FAST"
The president had hinted an executive order may be on the way to change health care.
"I’ll probably be signing a very major executive order where people can go out, cross state lines, do lots of things and buy their own health care," Trump said. “It’s being finished now. It’s going to cover a lot of territory and a lot of people, millions of people.”
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, does not believe the president is ready to have the federal government guarantee what state regulators provide.
“There needs to be adequate consumer protection so that these health care policies don't take away in the fine print what they promise in the sales promotion," Doggett said.
Republicans say they will support Trump’s executive action to fix Obamacare, but feel backed in the corner legislatively.
“I don't think there's any question about it. I'm a member of the legislative branch and I would rather us do it legislatively. However, in this situation where we can't get the Senate to pass anything, obviously the president’s got to do something," said Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga.