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What's next for the ACA after Trump's executive order

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

President Trump couldn't get Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, so he signed an executive order to encourage cheaper, less regulated insurance options — a change that critics fear will remove patient protections and undermine insurance markets. In response, Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have put forward a bipartisan bill designed to stabilize the ACA markets.

With the future of the ACA so fiercely contested, what impact will Trump's executive order have on health insurance, and what action should Congress now take?