First Steps: Trump Administration's Initial Executive Actions Target the Affordable Care Act and Obama Administration's Midnight Regulations
23 January 2017Health Alert
On Friday, January 20, 2017—within hours of President Trump’s inauguration—the new Administration took its first executive actions. These executive actions included:
- President Trump's issuance of an Executive Order titled "Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal" (ACA Executive Order).
- Chief of Staff Reince Priebus's issuance of a memorandum that (1) freezes most regulations that have not yet been submitted to or published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and (2) orders a 60-day delay in the effective date of most regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect on January 20, 2017.
Read more to find out the impact of these executive actions on the existing regulatory landscape.