Donald Trump isn’t wasting any time as the 45th president of the United States. Just hours after taking his oath, he’s already begun dismantling the Affordable Care Act. On Jan. 20, he signed his first executive order to ‘ease the burden of Obamacare.’ Here’s the scoop.
It looks like American citizens will not have very long to make plans to get new insurance after Donald Trump, 70, became president on Jan. 20. The new Commander-In-Chief rushed straight from his inauguration to the Oval Office, where he signed his very first executive order as president: one that will leave millions unable to receive health care.
The information at this point is very vague. All we know is that the order was meant to “ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” explained White House press secretary Sean Spicer. sUnder the order, agency heads may waive or defer provisions of the ACA that “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.” The order is also meant to “provide greater flexibility to States,” but doesn’t offer a new plan just yet, or mention Medicaid.
That’s not all Donald has been up to since putting his hand on the bible this morning. His White House chief of staff Reince Priebus also revealed that he’s sending out a memo to all government agencies demanding they freeze regulations.
Donald sat in his newly renovated Oval Office while he signed the shocking new order, and we were stunned by how quickly the room had entirely transformed. Once classy and burgundy drapes, the office is now gilded in gold, with new curtains, a new desk and new decor. He wasn’t kidding when he said he was making some big chances “day one.”
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