Jan 24, 2017 - Health

If you only read one thing on executive actions ...

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You should read this Incidental Economist post by smart people Nicholas Bagley and Adrianna McIntyre, who have found a long list of actions the Trump administration can take on its own to dismantle Obamacare, depending on how much it's willing to set the individual market on fire. A few of the highlights:

  • Grant more waivers from the individual mandate
  • Trim back the law's "essential benefits"
  • Stop giving cost-sharing payments to insurers
  • Allow states to impose work requirements, charge premiums for Medicaid
  • Delay enforcement of the health insurer, pharmaceutical, and medical device taxes
  • Loosen the rules for state Obamacare waivers
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