One day after the Republicans failed to get anything done on healthcare the President made a surprising announcement.
“I’m also going to meet with Democrats and I will see if I can get a healthcare plan that’s even better,” Trump told reporters at the White House
According to USA Today:
The president said he hopes for a health care vote in January, February or March.
In the meantime, the president said he plans to sign an executive order – likely next week – that would enable people to buy health insurance across state lines, though there is some question as to whether a president has the authority to effect such a change.
We will have the votes for healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60,” Trump tweeted.
Trump also cited support from an unnamed senator that triggered a mystery on Wednesday. “With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!” Trump said over Twitter.
The president said he will tackle the issue in January or February, and he’s also considering an executive order that would allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines.
“That will probably be signed next week, it’s being finished now,” he said. “It’s going to cover a lot of territory and a lot of people, millions of people.”