President Donald Trump is expected to unveil details of a White House-led health information portal to Americans in coming weeks, a White Trump administration official said Monday.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans, said the administration is working on the portal, which will help the public and health-care providers make informed decisions about their own health.
Trump has vowed to bring transparency to the health care system in a series of executive orders and orders that he has called “America’s Healthcare Plan” that he says is the only plan that will ensure everyone gets the best health care possible.
The president has made a series that range from repealing the Affordable Care Act, which requires individuals to have health insurance or pay a penalty, to establishing a public option, which would provide cheaper health insurance options for all Americans.
But as the administration moves to expand access to care, Trump has also said he wants to provide more information about who is buying the coverage and who is getting it.
“The president is very clear in his intentions that we need to have information on who is paying for health care, and that’s what the portal is designed to do,” the official said.
“He wants to give Americans the ability to know how much they’re paying for their health care and how much is going to be spent on health care.
He’s also saying that he wants more information on what types of benefits are being provided to people.”
The White House is expected in coming days to announce that it will launch the portal in early March, the official added.
The White Health portal is expected by the administration to include information on the cost of health insurance for the population and providers of health care services.
The health information platform will also include the number of Americans covered by the Affordable Health Care Act and the cost per beneficiary, the person’s health status, and whether they are eligible for Medicaid, which pays for health insurance coverage.