Trump’s Executive Order — What Does it Mean for the ACA?

Just hours after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the federal regulatory agencies responsible for enforcing the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law” to “exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”

So what does the order really mean?

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