Trump’s First Executive Order Starts the Repeal of Obamacare

January 25, 2017

Hours after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump made good on his promise to repeal Obamacare by issuing an executive order which gives federal agencies the power to limit, delay, or waive provisions which they deem too costly for taxpayers.

This executive order comes after House Speaker Paul Ryan gave his own promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Senate Republicans’ introduced a budget bill that would collect ideas on how to cut funding from key components of the law. Although GOP lawmakers have promised to smoothly transition out of the ACA, they have refused to propose a replacement and this first step from Trump shows that the transition will be anything but smooth.


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