Trump signs executive order seeking ‘prompt repeal’ of Obamacare

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring the official policy of his administration will be “to seek the prompt repeal” of Obamacare.

The executive order also directs the secretary of health and human services and the heads of other agencies to use their discretion to help individuals, health care providers, insurers and others avoid any burdens stemming from the Affordable Care Act, which remains in effect.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memorandum to federal agencies directing them to freeze any new or pending regulations.