Executive Order Minimizing The Economic Burden of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

Full text of Executive order signed by President Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 20, 2017
EXECUTIVE ORDER

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MINIMIZING THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PENDING REPEAL
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the “Act”). In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with
law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.

Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose
a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.

Sec. 3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act, shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to provide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.

Sec. 4. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the head of each department or agency with responsibilities relating to healthcare or health insurance shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of  healthcare services and health insurance, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for patients and consumers.

Sec. 5. To the extent that carrying out the directives in this order would require revision of regulations issued through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the heads of agencies shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and other
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applicable statutes in considering or promulgating such regulatory revisions.

Sec. 6. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit,
substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 20, 2017.
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The White House · 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW · Washington DC 20500 · 202-456-1111

President Trump Issues Proclamation for National Day of Patriotic Devotion

NATIONAL DAY OF PATRIOTIC DEVOTION
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
A new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires
the American heart. We are one people, united by a common
destiny and a shared purpose.
Freedom is the birthright of all Americans, and to preserve
that freedom we must maintain faith in our sacred values and
heritage.
Our Constitution is written on parchment, but it lives in
the hearts of the American people. There is no freedom where the
people do not believe in it; no law where the people do not
follow it; and no peace where the people do not pray for it.
There are no greater people than the American citizenry,
and as long as we believe in ourselves, and our country, there
is nothing we cannot accomplish.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United
States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by
the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby
proclaim January 20, 2017, as National Day of Patriotic
Devotion, in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to
our country — and to renew the duties of Government to the
people.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand
seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of
America the two hundred and forty-first.

Donald Trump-January 20, 2017

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What Did Donald Trump Do On This Day:

8:30AM EST President-Elect and wife Melania attend prayer service at St. John’s Church in Washington.

9:40AMEST (Approximate): President-Elect and Mrs. Trump arrive at the White House for continental breakfast with President and Mrs. Obama.

10:45AMEST: President-Elect and Mrs. Trump, President and Mrs. Obama leave together for the U.S. Capitol.

12:00PMEST: Donald John Trump take the oath of office, making him the 45th president of the United States. Read transcript of his inaugural speech here. 

POST INAUGURATION: EXECUTIVE ORDERS, DAY ONE:

  • Reversal of the recent mortgage insurance rate reduction on qualifying FHA loans. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) immediately released a statement confirming the order.
  • A waiver removing military service conditions that would allow General James Mattis to officially be named defense secretary if confirmed.
  • Official nominations for Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Perry for EPA, Nikki Haley for Ambassador to the UN, Terry Bransted as Ambassador to China, Tom Price for Surgeon General, and Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
  • Order minimizing the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending appeal.
  • Order issuing a government-wide regulatory freeze.
  • A proclamation for “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.”

Mid day: Trump attends post inaugural bipartisan luncheon.

4:15PM (Approximate): President Trump exits limousine to stroll along parade route.

Mid Evening: President and Mrs. Trump attend Liberty and Freedom Balls,  black tie inauguration parties located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. They also attended the Salute To Our Armed Forces Ball.

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Donald Trump-January 19th, 2017

Donald Trump Tweets:

What Did Donald Trump Do On This Day?

The President-Elect arrived in Washington DC with his family in, for the first time since being elected, a plane that is part of the presidential fleet. Landing at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington DC.

He later placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery before joining Congressional leaders at a luncheon in his own hotel in Washington.

Thursday afternoon: Trump attends a pre-inaugural concert in his honor on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that included celebrity Jon Voight, rock group Three Doors Down, country singer Toby Keith, and soul singer Sam Moore (Of Sam and Dave fame).

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