While the order did not give any specifics, the administration could ease enforcement of the mandate requiring coverage.
Undoing the ACA's requirement that all people have coverage could destabilize the market. If the administration doesn't enforce the mandate, that could be enough to push some insurers from the market, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. If it succeeds, out of pocket costs will go up and insurance companies will lose a lot of money. Other Democratic governors may look to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work in this space as an example to follow. They last week signed bills to complete the first step to repeal the law.
Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University, told The Huffington Post that the order mentions complying with the Administrative Procedures Act, which establishes a lengthy, drawn-out procedure for changing existing Obamacare regulations.
Obamacare's newfound popularity is coupled with how 82% of respondents believe it is at least somewhat likely that President-elect Donald Trump's administration will repeal and replace the healthcare law, the poll found.
On Wednesday, Trump said he will present a plan of replacement as soon as its candidate to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price is appointed by the Senate. And it's no coincidence that many of these people are those who need the health insurance most. Conway joined Trump in saying that people will keep their plans, though she qualified her remarks. "And I respect that", Mr. Trump said at one of three balls - social gatherings to congratulate the new President - that he attended in the evening. "And he means that", she said.
How will Trump replace Obamacare?
Block grants can take several forms.
Obamacare established new rules for private health insurance that carriers sell directly to individuals, and it set parameters for how states design their expanded Medicaid programs.
Some parts of the Affordable Care Act are easier to preserve than others.
Start with preserving coverage for all: No one with a pre-existing condition should be excluded from health care.
'That's going to take a tremendous burden off and they're going to be able to have plans that are great plans'.