In summary

The President signed his first executive order to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act just hours after he was sworn into office. The broad order instructs federal agencies to roll back or waive provisions of the law within their purview. That means agencies can change, delay or bypass parts of the Act.

The President signed his first executive order to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act just hours after he was sworn into office. The broad order instructs federal agencies to roll back or waive provisions of the law within their purview. That means agencies can change, delay or bypass parts of the Act.

A week before Trump made this move, Gov. Jerry Brown sent a strident letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy—California’s highest ranking Republican in Congress—insisting that a repeal would create instability and send many Californians back to emergency room healthcare.

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Elizabeth Aguilera

Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multimedia journalist who covers health and social services for CalMatters. She joined CalMatters in 2016 from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3 where she...