What Does President Trump’s Executive Order on ACA Mean?

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Donald Trump’s first act after assuming the presidency was to sign an executive order that authorizes federal agencies to scale back as many parts of the Affordable Care Act as possible within the confines of the law. The executive order does not abolish the landmark legislation, but sets the stage for agencies to act immediately on regulations that are deemed overly burdensome. The agencies, particularly the Department of Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will have wide latitude in making regulatory changes thanks to the broad scope of the order. But don’t expect immediate changes in…
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Be Prepared for Changing ACA Landscape

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With president-elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, employers that have spent the last few years preparing for and complying with the law have a right to be concerned about what’s in store. While leaders in Congress have promised to swiftly put an end to the ACA, it’s not clear how fast it would happen, if at all, and what, if anything, would replace it. Blue Cross/Blue Shield recently issued an alert about what its policy team had learned and is anticipating.   Administration moves Blue Cross/Blue Shield noted that three executive actions could…
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