White House Works To Undo Major Affordable Care Act Provisions
Last Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) expanding the availability of Association Health Plans (AHPs) and creating a possible a pathway for the sale of health insurance across state lines through AHPs. As The Wall Street Journal explains, the EO also “direct[s] federal agencies to allow the sale of cheaper, less comprehensive health plans that are exempt from” Affordable Care Act requirements. A White House summary of the EO can be found here. The National Association of Manufacturers provides a summary of the president’s new policy here.
Also last week: President Trump announced that he would cut the cost-sharing subsidies to individuals and families who buy Affordable Care Act health care plans. Those subsidies were worth an estimated $7 billion.