Jan 13, 2017

How Trump can use executive orders to unravel Obamacare

Christopher Millette / Erie Times-News via AP

In a meeting with GOP lawmakers last week, VP-elect Mike Pence said the Trump administration is working on "a series of executive orders" that will help quicken the repeal process. An article by Obamacare expert Timothy Jost dives into the potential ways Trump can dismantle Obamacare through executive action. The main two avenues?

  • Directing federal agencies to stop enforcing certain ACA requirements
  • Reducing the resources of federal agencies that oversee the ACA

Why this matters: Trump is determined to get rid of Obamacare as fast as possible, and his team has said they're prepared to use executive action to do so, even while Congress continues to debate a replacement.

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