Rand Endorses Trump’s Pending Obamacare Executive Order

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Tuesday he believes President Donald Trump’s pending Obamacare executive order is “a great plan & a big deal for millions of Americans.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (C) speaks about Obamacare repeal and replacement while flanked by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) (R), and  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) (L) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is currently working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“This will be a great plan & a big deal for millions of Americans. I’ve been working with @realDonaldTrump for months on this. Details soon,” Paul tweeted Tuesday morning.

Trump has hinted that he will sign an executive order allowing Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines.

The president has not elaborated on either the details of the plan or the timeline he has for enacting it.

The order is speculated to expand associated health plans. These plans, which include community groups, trade organizations and other entities, could be sold across state lines and would not have to cover all of Obamacare’s essential health benefits.

Paul was a key holdout in the latest GOP push to repeal and replace Obamacare, and has refused to support a single Republican-led attempt to reform health care in 2017. His preliminary backing of Trump’s potential executive order could be the beginning of a major shift in reform discussions going forward.

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