Trump Signs Healthcare Executive Orders

On September 24, 2020 President Trump signed an executive order implementing his “America First Healthcare Plan.” Through the Order, Trump addressed his intent for individuals with pre-existing conditions to maintain insurance coverage, even if the ACA is overturned. Additionally, the Order included directives to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, among others to:

  • maintain and build upon existing actions to expand access and options for affordable health care;
  • work to increase access to affordable medications;
  • work to ensure patients have meaningful price and quality information prior to the delivery of care;
  • work with Congress to pass a legislative solution to end surprise billing by December 31, 2020;
  • Update Medicare.gov Hospital Compare website with billing information within 180 days;
  • Work to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in the healthcare system;
  • Provide better care to Americans, specifically relating to veterans, COVID-19, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and pediatric cancer.

The full Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-america-first-healthcare-plan/

Categories: Healthcare

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