Forget the first hundred days: the first TEN days are going to be pretty darn earth-shattering in Donald Trump’s administration.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised to begin undoing many of the outgoing administration’s executive orders within his first week in office, and it appears he may be well on his way.
Of course, it’s not even technically a “work day” today but that doesn’t mean gears aren’t whirling behind the scenes.
This morning, Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway dropped a giant hint about Trump’s plans on the morning shows.
Yahoo News reports via Reuters, The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said President Donald Trump “may stop enforcing the individual mandate.”
Separately, on CBS’ “Face the Nation” show, she reiterated Republican promises that no one would lose their health insurance under Obamacare while a replacement is being developed.
“For the 20 million who rely upon the Affordable Care Act in some form, they will not be without coverage during this transition time,” she said.
On Friday Trump signed an executive order concerning the 2010 healthcare law, urging U.S. agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation” of provisions deemed to impose fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals.
Here’s hoping that trickles down to those of us who are bearing the burden of double digit premium increases and sky-high deductibles. Sooner rather than later.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]