White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders talked about the executive order today during a briefing at the White House.
“Due to Congress failing to act, it’s no surprise to see that the president is going to try to take action to provide flexibility and relief to the many Americans who continue to suffer under Obamacare,” Sanders said, according to a briefing transcript. “I think it’s a positive step forward, and we’ll have more details going forward.”
A reporter at the briefing asked Sanders for details about the order.
“The goal is to, again, take action as much as we can, to help provide that flexibility and that relief,” Sanders said. “That’s what the president is going to do. He’s going to make an announcement on that later this week, and we’ll see that, again, by the end of Friday.”
Sanders said presidential action on the Affordable Care Act via executive order is justified.