Trump threatens to bypass Congress to scrap Obamacare

US President Donald Trump has threatened to use an executive order to cut off some of the key elements of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

According to US media reports, Trump is likely to draft details of an order that would instruct three key agencies to rewrite a series of regulations that impact health insurance. 

The new order is expected to exempt association health plans – small businesses that band together to purchase coverage for all their employees – from the need to comply with principle elements of Obamacare, reports indicated.

Trump has repeatedly failed to push legislative efforts to repeal Obamacare.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he would be using the “power of the pen” to give people great health care since Congress did not act.

“Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many…

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