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On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on healthcare.  The operative provisions of the order relate to association health plans (AHPs), short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).  While the order does not have any immediate impact on existing law or regulations, it directs the federal regulatory agencies (the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services) to consider drafting new regulations that could ultimately have significant impact on health insurance markets.

So what does it all mean?

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The 2016 general election has had its fair share of twists and turns. On the Democratic side, we witnessed a titanic clash in the form of the moderate Democratic candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and the more left-leaning Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). Meanwhile, the Republican camp quickly turned into an “anyone’s game” situation, out of which emerged one of the most unlikely dark horses in electoral history: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Regardless of who ends up in the Oval Office next January, this much is certain: there exists a multitude of dynamics that could result in seismic shifts within the US healthcare system.

In this white paper, we’ll look at the key policy issues that have potential to significantly shake up employer-sponsored insurance, and how the candidates have aligned themselves with each issue.

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