New Sheriff in Town

The Hill reports tonight that

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.”

Trump signed the order in front of reporters at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, one of his first official acts as president.

The order did not direct any specific actions, but instead gave broad authority to the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to take actions available to them under the law to ease regulatory requirements from ObamaCare.

It pushes agencies to target provisions that impose a “fiscal burden” on a state or a “cost” or “regulatory burden” on individuals or businesses. 

(The FEHBlog has not yet been able to find a copy of the executive order online.)  The entire law imposes a regulatory burden on individuals and states.  It will be interesting to see how quickly this executive order is implemented at OPM.