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Trump Gets to Work on ACA

Posted on January 24th, 2017

Just hours after being sworn in as President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order which instructs the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and other agencies who are involved in administering the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”
 
The executive order seems to specifically take aim at things such as the Individual Mandate, Employer Mandate, Cadillac Tax and the tax on medical devices. In addition, the executive order seeks to provide greater flexibility and control over healthcare to states, and it encourages the development of interstate commerce for offering healthcare services, including health insurance. 
 

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