Trump Plans to Sign ACA Order at 11:15 a.m. EDT

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President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order related to the Affordable Care Act at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

The White House says it will stream video of the ACA order signing live on YouTube.

As of 10:50 a.m. EDT, the White House YouTube channel viewership indicator showed that 173 people were already waiting to watch the video.

(Related: Trump Near Signing Order Allowing Interstate Health Insurance Sales)

The White House has not yet released any official drafts or summaries of the order.

Trump has suggested in a tweet that the order might help health plans sell coverage across state lines.

News reports have suggested that the order also could:

  • Ease or eliminate a new, Obama-era regulation that limits the duration of short-term medical insurance policies to 90 days.

  • Begin the process of potentially pulling back from federal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act individual coverage ownership mandate.

  • Support employer use of health reimbursement arrangements.

  • Lead to new federal scrutiny of health care provider consolidation efforts. 

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