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Implications of President Trump’s Executive Order on Bundled Payments

On Inauguration Day, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to “roll back” Obamacare by signing an executive order to minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pending repeal.” Within the order, federal officials are directed to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay” implementation of the ACA “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”   While this move wasn’t surprising given the new president’s vocal opposition to the law, the executive order alone merely slows the law down; the law itself can’t be weakened or changed without congressional support. Given the divisiveness among our current political leaders, a repeal and/or replacement could take a while […]

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