Trump's first executive order targets 'Obamacare'

House Democrats attending the inauguration of Donald Trump are wearing blue pins emblazoned with the American flag and the phrase "Protect Our Care" to protest the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare.

President Trump's first order of business was an order for federal agencies to "ease the burden" of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Asked what people with Obamacare coverage should think of the order, Conway said it's a positive step.

It was no secret before Trump signed the executive order that he wanted the Affordable Care Act repealed, and all of these changes were possible before it was signed.

Getting rid of the individual mandate would be pretty disastrous for the system on the whole (which, who knows, maybe that's what they're going for).

Of course, if you have more detailed information in regards to a specific mandate that might affect you, contact your own health insurance provider. Today, the number of people without health insurance is the lowest government agencies have ever recorded.

Rep. Tom Price's (R-GA) nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services should be rejected for two key reasons: first, his truly stunning corruption and second, because he would be a nightmare for the health of millions of Americans.


An estimated 18 million people would be left uninsured next year if Obamacare is repealed, according to a report this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

"What [the GOP] wants to do, and it's smart of them to do this, is they want to make sure they consult with the governors", Haines said.

A Martin Luther King Jr. bust that Mr. Obama had placed in the room remains, but Mr. Trump has brought back another bust that the former President had removed - of Winston Churchill. The details of what law or laws could replace the current health-care law remain unknown.

But in the process, the law has also caused some people to pay higher premiums or bear greater out-of-pocket costs than they did before, helping fuel a political backlash that has been building since President Barack Obama signed the measure into law.

If you're anxious about your rights and access to health care under a Trump presidency, remember that you have every right to be so anxious and concerned.

  • Tracy Klein