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Change Is Here – President Trump’s First Day Includes Addressing the Affordable Care Act and Freezing Regulations

On his first day in office, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The Executive Order is, in effect, a policy statement by the new administration that it intends to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” or the “Act”) as promptly as possible. The Executive Order also directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies that, pending repeal of the ACA, they are to exercise the full extent of their … Continue Reading

New York Health Benefit Exchange Established by Executive Order

by Joseph J. Kempf, Jr., and Jane L. Kuesel

On April 12, 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring the State of New York to establish an American Health Benefit Exchange and Small Business Health Options Program in New York (together, the “Health Benefit Exchange”). The Governor’s action was taken in response to the mandate contained in Section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the New York Legislature’s failure to enact legislation to begin development of the Health Benefit Exchange. Although the Health Benefit Exchange is tied to compliance with federal health care reform, … Continue Reading