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Wasting precious little time, Trump returned from the evening’s inaugural ceremonies and got straight to work in the Oval Office signing his first executive order to roll back portions of Obamacare.  While details are scarce, per CNN, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the action was meant “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, has also sent a memo to all federal agencies to initiate an immediate freeze on all new regulations.

As Bloomberg notes, The Congressional Budget Office said in a Jan. 17 report that as many
as 32 million Americans would lose their insurance coverage over 10
years if the health law is repealed without an alternative policy in
place.

Trump told the Washington Post that a replacement plan will
provide “insurance for everybody,”
and he said in a Jan. 11 news
conference that he wanted repeal and a replacement policy to be passed
“essentially simultaneously.”

Changes to the structure of health
plans under the law, such as what benefits insurers are required to
offer or how much they can charge, could be made through administrative
actions at the Department of Health and Human Services or by rewriting
regulations.

And here is the brief statement from Sean Spicer:

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As someone once told Republicans: “There are consequences to elections.”

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