The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is considering a variety of changes to the health care delivery system, including a new version of the so-called Cadillac tax, which will raise the average price of health insurance for millions of Americans.
Trump’s advisers are still mulling a possible move to lower the price of insurance for those who buy their own coverage or who rely on the federal government to pay for it, according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision is private.
That could reduce the number of people purchasing insurance and potentially reduce the demand for the health insurance marketplaceplaces.
The official spoke on the condition of not being identified because the president was not authorized to discuss the details of the matter publicly.
The official said that, unlike other presidents, Trump is willing to consider new ideas that could help improve the system.
The White White House did not say whether the president has asked his aides to look at other options for improving the health system.
The proposal is one of the first major changes Trump has made to the federal health care program.
The administration is considering expanding Medicaid coverage to all Americans and moving toward a system of public-private partnerships to help people pay their premiums and deductibles.
Trump has not taken steps to implement the broader plan.
Health Secretary Tom Price and his team have been considering a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage, but have not made the decision public.
The White House officials did not immediately respond to questions about whether Trump plans to adopt a similar plan to lower health insurance prices.