President Trump Signs Executive Order to Minimize Burdens Caused by ACA

According to the executive order, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other executive departments have the authority to “minimize ACA-related burdens” that would be fiscally or regulatorily burdensome on “individuals, families, health care providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of health care services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products or medications.”

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Senate Republicans Take Action with Repealing Obamacare; Prevent Democratic Filibuster

According to The New York Times, with a vote of 51 to 48, Senate Republicans approved a budget blueprint for the repeal of Obamacare without a Democratic filibuster. President-elect Donald Trump says he has a plan for simultaneously repealing and replacing the policy, but will not expose the plan until Tom Price, his nominee for secretary of health and human services, is confirmed.

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