Club for Growth Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order Introducing Market Competition to Healthcare

Rachael Slobodien - October 12th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order calling for policies that will increase healthcare competition and lower healthcare costs while improving the quality of care:

“Club for Growth applauds President Trump’s executive order, which will help to roll back some of Obamacare’s most harmful regulations,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“Allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines will introduce much-needed competition into the health care industry and do much to lower insurance costs.”

“Thanks to the disaster that is Obamacare our nation’s health insurance market is hemorrhaging; health insurance costs are through the roof.  Because of Obamacare, millions of middle-class families have lost or can no longer afford their health insurance.  Instead of allowing the hemorrhaging to continue, our nation should embrace free markets and competition wherever possible. 

The president’s leadership and action on this issue is critical, particularly in contrast to the Senate’s inability to repeal Obamacare.  As much as liberals may hate to hear it, the legislative text of Obamacare provides for much latitude and executive branch discretion in the law’s implementation.

So until Congress acts to repeal and replace Obamacare with a truly free-market healthcare system, Club for Growth will continue to encourage President Trump to act within the full extent of his executive authority to mitigate Obamacare’s disastrous impact and bring competition to the healthcare industry.”