Breaking down Trump's Executive Orders: Obamacare/Affordable Health Care Act

Published on : Mon 06 Feb, 2017

Posted By : Eddie Griffin

First of all….what is an executive order really?

An executive order is  “a legally binding document that declares government policy. Unable to reverse a law passed by Congress, it is more often used to delegate and direct government agencies and departments.”

The key here is no matter how much Trump wants to piss on all the hard work of the former administration he cannot undo laws passed by Congress. Though he can fuss around with the people upholding this laws and insists they vet differently and not follow the original regulations or details of the law, however the law will still stand.

This is important to keep in mind while dissecting Trumps first executive order which was basically to derail Obamacare/Affordable Health Care Act for his own administrations health care program.

The first executive order “called on the secretary of health and human services, in addition to other agencies, to interpret regulations as loosely as possible to minimize the financial burden on individuals, insurers, health care providers and others.”

Now I get it, This fuck says he does not want people to be penalized if they don’t have insurance and wants to relieve financial burden for not only the individual but the insurer.

It's just not that simple…the gentle pressure of being penalized if you don’t obtain insurance, caused the number of uninsured Americans to plummet.

It had been years since so many Americans successfully held insurance. And Obamacare allowed states flexibility to administer the law in a way that would fit the needs of the region.

With Trump's changes, the number of Americans insured will be sure to drop and many insurers may then pull out of their agreements to work with local programs in providing low cost health insurance for those in need.

Like I mentioned earlier, Obamacare was voted on by Congress and so it cannot be stopped by Trump's order alone.

Don’t sleep though, he has already affected administrators at the ground level and while it will take some time to have the law overturned - if we want to keep Obamacare we have to speak up and write our local Congress member and push back!

You can also sign a petition with your Congress person to save this Act! This order has not gone through and there is still time to fight!

Stay woke!

Thanks to the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act...

20 million people have gained access to health insurance and nine in 10 Americans are now covered — an historic low in the number of uninsured;

129 million Americans (including 19 million children) with pre-existing conditions like cancer, asthma and diabetes can no longer be denied health coverage based on their illness; and

The growth in US health care spending has slowed dramatically and insurers have provided refunds to 5.5 million Americans for unjustifiable premium increases.