Some people cant see the forest for the trees.
Every few weeks or so I see another article in the national news announcing that President Trump is developing a health plan. Initially we were told that it would be ready in July. Then it was August. Now the prediction is for September.
But why are we speculating? If you have been paying attention, you already know what the plan is.
For the past two years the Trump administration has been pushing the limits of executive authority to make fundamental changes in our health care system. If Congress would do its part, the system would be radically different than it was the day Donald Trump was elected president.
So why doesnt anyone seem to know about this?
Its not for lack of trying on the part of the administration. The vision behind the Trump reforms can be found in Reforming Americas Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition. This 124-page Health and Human Services document argues that the most serious problems in health care arise because of government failure, not market failure. It goes into great detail on how to correct the policy errors.
Moreover, for each of its major policy changes, the administration has put out press releases and background documents for all to read. Unfortunately, most of this has gone unreported in the mainstream media. More often than not, it has been ignored by the health care media as well.