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Executive order could allow insurance to be bought across state lines

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines.

The details of the order are not available, but the idea is getting support from the GOP.

Republicans argue selling health plans across state lines would improve competition and give consumers more choices.

Democrats push back claiming that it could get confusing.

"If you buy a policy in Louisiana you're under Louisiana law unless it's a national policy like the Affordable Care Act And that way you're under federal law," says Gene Green (D-TX).

The Affordable Care Act already allows cross-state, but only eight states are trying it.

They say one reason is that insurance companies tailor their policies to their local customers.

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