Health care is now the top priority for President Donald Trump and his administration as they negotiate with Republicans in Congress to craft a new health care law.
The White House on Monday announced that the president will sign an executive order Friday aimed at revamping the nation’s health care system.
The announcement was a surprise, as the White House had previously stated it would announce its plans for the day on Monday.
The president’s office said the order would be a “major achievement” for his administration, as well as a major step toward restoring stability to the American health care market.
The order would set up a system of high-quality health insurance for the elderly, the disabled and people with pre-existing conditions, the White White House said.
It would also create a single federal marketplace to serve those who need coverage most and expand the number of insurers eligible to participate in the program, the president’s team said.
The order would provide a pathway to buy private health insurance and set up the Medicaid program for low-income Americans.
Health care is a top priority of Trump and the Republican Party in Congress.
Trump is already trying to find common ground with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has called for the House to vote on the health care overhaul.
The president has said that Ryan’s plan is not conservative enough.
But Ryan has said he wants the president to vote to send the legislation to the Senate and that Republicans are willing to negotiate.
Ryan is also expected to introduce a bill to repeal Obamacare next week.