January 20th, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In this order, President Trump directs the departments and agencies to use their authority and discretion, “ to the maximum extent permitted by law,” to ease the burden that the Affordable Care Act may have imposed. This can be done by waiving, deferring, granting exemptions from, or delaying the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal or regulatory burden on any State or individual. This can include the States, individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.
Please note, as of Friday, January 20th, 2017, Health and Human Services Secretary Designee, Congressman Tom Price, has yet to be confirmed.
The ACA is still the law, and we should continue to stay the course until more guidance and direction is available.
A copy of the Executive Order is also attached (click here) for your convenience.
For additional information, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact David Mordo at Dave_Mordo@ajg.com or 732-837-9229Back to Posts