As one of the consummate dealmakers in American history, President Donald Trump is working to pull out all the stops to get a “repeal and replace” solution for ObamaCare done.
With the plan recently put forward by House leadership, led by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), many are saying that it is likely dead on arrival when it comes to a vote in the Senate. It faces hurdles in the House too.
While some might be frayed at the thought of a battle such as this, President Trump has gone on the offensive, and turned on the charm.
Beginning with a call to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who joined forces with the conservative House Freedom Caucus last month to deliver their own version of an ObamaCare replacement, President Trump got to work.
“I think we’re wooing each other,” said Paul. “The president sounded open to my ideas.”
While his predecessor was more reserved and reclusive in dealing with lawmakers, President Trump has drawn compliments from many corners.
“Trump was talking about how we all got to work together,” said Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who was part of a group that met with the President recently.
“He even said at one point, ‘Maybe we should meet once a week. Maybe we should meet every four days!’”
According to Bloomberg, even a former Republican presidential competitor and critic sees that there’s a desire to make progress.
“He’s in a deal-making mode,” said previous GOP rival, Senator Lindsey Graham.
“He’s conservative but he’s not ideological. Most of these deals around here fall apart because of ideological objections. There’s actually a chance for President Trump to do things you could never get another Republican to do.”
A Combination Solution for Healthcare?
In the video above, Dr. Josh Umbehr of Atlas MD, discusses a potential “best option” for ObamaCare repeal and replacment in terms of controlling costs and providing cost-effective services. Umbehr’s co-op model that has already been proven in their clinic, and many others who are doing something similar.
For additional insight on this plan and how it would work in combination with the proposed health plan from the Freedom Caucus, MHProNews reached out to a respected MD about the concept.
“I’ve always liked this type of practice. It doesn’t include hospital care or specialty care, but that could be covered by the catastrophic insurance with a large deductible,” Dr. David Murdock, a cardiologist from Wausau, WI, said to MHProNews when asked about this practice. “If I was a primary doctor, I would push this for my patients.”
Murdock explained that this proven medical care system was a case of back-to-the-future.
“That’s actually a return to the way medical care was done in the years before Medicare and widespread insurance,” Murdock said. “It’s not new, it’s a return to how it worked well in the past.”
“You can see the built in mechanism to contain cost,” said Murdock.
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.