President Donald Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

President Donald Trump, hours after taking office, instructed the agency overseeing Obamacare to interpret some of the law's regulations loosely ― in ways that could undermine it even before Congress gets around to repealing it. The order says "It is the policy of my administration to seek the prompt repeal" of the law.

"The Affordable Care Act has done much more than bring quality, affordable health coverage to millions of Americans". If Trump follows the Obama administration's lead, he can suspend the minimum coverage requirements across the board if they place a "fiscal burden on any state", in the words of his memo.

Mr Trump demands that the law requiring Americans to purchase health insurance is abolished and proposes that individuals are allowed to use tax-free Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to pay for treatments.

Healthcare was one of the issues brought up at the event
View Slideshow Healthcare was one of the issues brought up at the event

Obamacare is a programme to provide health insurance cover to those Americans, who do not receive medical insurance from their employers or not covered under the free healthcare schemes of the U.S. government. They last week signed bills to complete the first step to repeal the law.

NY state issued new regulations Saturday that require insurers to provide contraceptives without any cost sharing to patients.

Americans will also receive tax credits for health savings accounts so that they can buy healthcare, according to Paul.

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It stopped at Binghamton City Hall Friday, where advocates along with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar rallied to make sure people don't lose coverage if the ACA is repealed.

The announcement is not terribly surprising. Tom Price (R-Ga.), had already signaled that he meant to interpret Obamacare regulations loosely.

Directs agencies to grant greater flexibility to the states and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs. New regulations can not be issued overnight, but would have to follow a legally established process that requires public notice and an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the administration's changes. Premiums would nearly certainly increase and even more insurers would pull out of the marketplace.

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Our politicians are now willing to say that health care is a human right.

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