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Executive Order Aims to Loosen Burdens of ACA

In an executive order dated Jan. 20, the day of his inauguration, President Donald Trump directed federal agencies with responsibilities related to the Affordable Care Act to take all actions to “the extent permitted by law” to mitigate the economic and regulatory burdens of the ACA.

In an Alert, Lockton’s Ed Fensholt, Senior Vice President and Director of Compliance Services, says the tone of the order suggests the ACA’s dismantling has now commenced in an earnest and concrete way, but a careful reading of the order leaves one asking, “Wait…what?” As in, what precisely does the order allow, and what can it accomplish?

That answer, unfortunately, is not clear.

For more information, read the full Alert.

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