President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he intends to go around Congress and use the “power of the pen” to pursue health care changes after multiple bills failed on Capitol Hill.
“Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST,” Trump tweeted, suggesting he would use executive action on health care.
The White House reportedly is putting the final touches on an executive order that would expand health care options by allowing people to band together and buy insurance beyond state lines.
The president’s move comes after the GOP-led Senate failed to garner votes for a deal last month.
The president seemed to shift his focus from Republicans to Democrats over the weekend, saying he had spoken with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to collaborate on a health care plan. Trump told reporters on Saturday that he was willing to consider a “temporary deal.”
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