WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump says he still believes health care reform will pass Congress.
In the meantime, he’s made his own changes by way of an executive order.
Thursday morning, President Trump signed an order that he says will allow Americans to buy stripped down health insurance.
“Seven years ago, Congressional Democrats broke the American health care system,” said the president.
President Trump said the insurance plans will be offered through associations that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, requirements like mandatory maternity care.
Mr. Trump said his executive order is taking “first steps to providing millions of Americans with Obamacare relief.”
The Trump administration has already changed funding to Obamacare. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan research organization, shows that more than 80 percent of groups that help people enroll for Obamacare say they are getting less federal funding.
The Trump administration announced in August that it would reduce their funding by 41 percent. The Kaiser survey found despite the funding cuts, most groups will continue to operate in 2018.