Trump talked about that possibility Wednesday, during a press conference at the White House.
Many health insurers already operate in multiple states, but they have to get plans licensed in each plan in which they operate. Interstate health insurance sales proposals have come to be known as “association health plan” proposals, because many supporters of the concept would implement it by letting multi-state associations set up and run the multi-state plans.
“I am considering an executive order on associations, and that will take care of a tremendous number of people with regard to health care,” Trump said, according to a press conference transcript posted by the White House. “And 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.”
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The executive order is “being finished now,” and “that will be probably signed next week,” Trump said.
Many business groups and some health insurance agents and brokers have been promoting interstate health insurance proposals for years.