Trump issues executive order to ease ‘economic burden’ of ACA

Trump’s order promises to “create a more free and open healthcare market.” President Donald Trump signs off on the confirmation for Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly in the Oval Office at the White House late Friday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday calling on his government agencies to “ease the burden” of the Affordable Care Act — his first effort to move along the repeal of former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

The order, one of Trump’s first official acts, is one the new president has been promising for months.

“It is the policy of my administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the order states. “In the meantime … it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented [and] take all actions consistent…



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