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Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

In addition, some changes to Medicaid that states have sought threaten to reduce the number of people who can get on the program or stay on it, reducing their access to medical care.

Moving into the Oval Office soon after his inaugural parade concluded, Mr. Trump signed the order on Affordable Care Act directing "the departments and agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters here.

Now, as Trump begins his first "day of action" and full week as the 45th president of the United States, it seemed his top priority was to reduce his predecessor's legacy through a series of repeals and executive orders set to take effect immediately. He called the executive order "irresponsible".

Shortly after Trump became president, the Department of Housing and Urban Development suspended the previous administration's planned reduction of mortgage insurance premium rates, a move that had been meant to make buying a home more affordable.

Republicans, who control the House and the Senate, have already started the budget process necessary to repeal parts of former president Barack Obama's signature law.

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And it will require his political appointees to be in office, which has yet to happen, particularly as Senate Democrats look to slow the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Trump's choice for health and human services secretary. It is widely seen as his biggest achievement, but has also drawn some of his most severe criticism. "Many of the changes envisioned in this order will take time to implement, but it signals a clear direction". Though the order doesn't fully repeal the healthcare initiative, it could be the first in a series of counter-legislation enacted by the new administration to eventually remove the law entirely.

Priebus' memo says that agencies shouldn't submit any regulations to be published in the Federal Register unless a Trump-selected agency head approves them.

Republicans are pledging a repeal of Obamacare and rapid votes on a replacement bill in order to prevent gaps in coverage and reassure a restless insurance industry.

"I think there is a specific plan, he just hasn't revealed it yet", said Kathy Bohn of Bloomington, Ill.

Although Trump campaigned on a detailed 18-point plan of things to do on day one, he has since backed off some of his promised speed, downplaying the importance of a rapid-fire approach to complex issues that may involve negotiations with Congress or foreign leaders.


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