Trump takes a sledgehammer to the ACA
President Trump left little doubt yesterday that he intends to do as much damage as he can to the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets. And he can do a lot.
The bottom line: The executive order Trump signed yesterday aims to undercut some of the ACA's core ideas about how insurance markets should work. His decision to halt the law's cost-sharing subsidies will blow up those markets in the short term. And his administration has taken a slew of other steps to undermine enrollment. There's one constant here — to wound the ACA as badly as possible.