Effect of Trump's Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted In California — for now

Covered California, the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange, implemented a plan this week to blunt the effect of what it suspected, rightly, Trump would do.

President Trump has nominated Kirstjen Nielsen, a top aide to Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, to head the Department of Homeland Security. A USC administrator has left his post in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed female colleagues.

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Reuters -
Frustrated by Congress, Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law.

Trump issued the executive order aimed at letting small businesses band together across state lines to buy cheaper, less regulated health plans for their employees with fewer benefits.

The Guardian -
Trump accused of sabotage after signing executive order to weaken Obamacare

Donald Trump was accused of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act on Thursday when he used an executive order to unilaterally weaken Obamacare following months of failed attempts by Republicans to repeal it.

The president’s order expands access to cheaper and less comprehensive insurance, which experts predict will result in health plans for the sick becoming more expensive. “This will cost the United States government virtually nothing and people will have great, great healthcare,” he said.

Fox News -
Trump clears way for ObamaCare 'alternatives' in new executive order, goes around stalled Congress

The White House announced Thursday that President Trump is taking executive action on health care as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines.

An executive order Trump plans to sign Thursday morning aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs. “The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care,” Trump said in a statement.

CBS News -
Trump aims to boost lower-premium health insurance plans in health care executive order

Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available.

As Trump himself once said, health care is complicated and working his will won't be as easy as signing a presidential order. Some parts of the plan will have to go through the agency rule-making process, which involves notice and comment, and can take months.

Washington Post -
Trump to sign executive order to gut ACA insurance rules and undermine marketplaces

President Trump is due to sign an executive order Thursday morning intended to allow individuals and small businesses to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections.

As details of what the president is likely to sign spread in Washington in recent days, health policy experts in think tanks, academia and the health-care industry emphasized that the order’s final language — and the ensuing fine print from agencies’ rules — will determine whether the impact will be as sweeping or quick as Trump has boasted.

LA Times -
Obamacare 101: How Trump might 'use the power of the pen' to overhaul healthcare

President Trump, who has been unable to get Republicans in Congress to roll back the Affordable Care Act, is promising to issue an executive order this week that he says will offer relief to consumers facing rising insurance premiums.

More likely, the Trump administration will argue it has authority to allow some health plans, like association health plans, to get out from some requirements in the law.

NBC News -
Trump readies major change in health care without Congress

President Donald Trump teased an upcoming executive order on health care on Tuesday, potentially setting up a new front in the Obamacare wars that experts worry could destabilize insurance markets.

"With Congress the way it is, I decided to take it upon myself," Trump said at a meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, referring to the inability of lawmakers to pass health care reform. "So we'll be announcing that soon as far as the signing is concerned.

Fox News -
Trump confirms he'll use 'power of the pen' on health care

President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he intends to go around Congress and use the “power of the pen” to pursue health care changes after multiple bills failed on Capitol Hill. “Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST,” Trump tweeted, suggesting he would use executive action on health care.

The administration has outlined a series of conditions on any DACA deal including: additional crackdowns on “sanctuary cities;” reducing the number of incoming refugees; 10,000 more Customs and Border Patrol agents; and new initiatives curbing the number of unaccompanied immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally as children.

Wall Street Jurnal -
Trump’s Demand Imperils Plan to Protect ‘Dreamers’

President Donald Trump’s demand that Congress approve dozens of immigration-enforcement measures threatens to derail sensitive negotiations on Capitol Hill over legislation that would help young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

People familiar with the situation said the response prompted Mr. Trump’s top domestic policy aide, Stephen Miller, to begin developing new principles to toughen Mr. Trump’s position.

Fox News -
Trump to take executive action on health care by expanding options, reports say

The White House is putting the finishing touches on an executive order that would expand health care options with allowing individuals to band together and buy insurance beyond their state lines, according to reports.

The order, which is expected to be signed by President Trump next week, will be aimed at expanding insurance options for Americans who buy their own coverage or receive it through working at a small company, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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