President Trump issues executive order to repeal ACA

Jan. 21, 2017
Merely hours after swearing in as the 45th President, Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the swift repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President Trump’s executive order stated that in the interim, the law must be upheld. However, he called on his Administration to take steps to minimize the fiscal and regulatory burden of the law on citizens, providers, states, insurers, and other healthcare stakeholders by delaying or waiving any new regulation required under the ACA.

While the executive order does not have any immediate impact on the ACA, it provides direction for Congress and agencies such as the Treasury Department and HHS to follow through on Trump's request for repeal.