Trump Takes Steps to Delay, Defer and Dismantle the Affordable Care Act

January 22, 2017

By: Raul A. Tabora, Jr.

As one of his first acts in office, President Trump signed an Executive Order to delay, defer and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Here are the President’s instructions to HHS:

  1. “(E)xercise all authority and discretion available … 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;
  2. (P)rovide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs; and
  3. (E)ncourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for patients and consumers.”

A variety of regulations and program initiatives will likely be immediately delayed pending confirmation of the new administration’s picks to run CMS and other HHS offices. Focus areas will be included in the upcoming weeks within Bond’s content aggregation App as the new administration’s policies impact the Health & LTC sectors. 

To learn more, contact Raul A. Tabora, Jr.