President Donald Trump on Friday signed his first executive order as the country’s 45th president, instructing government agencies to “ease Obamacare’s burdens,” the health care reform pioneered by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
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So the billionaire wants federal agencies to act by disregarding Obama’s healthcare reform directives as Congress finds the way to repeal and replace the current health care system.
The document “orders departments and agencies to ease Obamacare’s burden as we proceed to revoke it and replace it,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who did not clarify the details of the order.
Trump promised during his presidential campaign, and also during the transition months, that one of his first steps as president would be to overturn and replace Obama’s health care reform, the former president’s greatest achievement in national politics.
On his campaign, Donald Trump promised to ask Congress to “immediately hand over a full revocation of Obamacare” on the first day of his administration.
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Congress has already done its part to begin repealing the health law through a budget procedure rule that gives Trump tools to begin with legislative elimination.
Spicer also said that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum for federal agencies to immediately “freeze” the regulatory process, a standard measure of incoming Governments.
“It was a great day,” Trump said after the signing.