On his inauguration day, the president signed an executive order that had unclear impact. Kaiser Health News reports that the order”did not provide administration officials with any new powers to unravel parts of the law.”
In response, NHeLP released an issue brief analyzing the executive order. In summary:
The [executive order] itself does not – and indeed cannot – change any provision, requirement, or aspect of the ACA. In itself, it is a messaging document and merely restates President Trump’s campaign promises. The ACA is still valid law and any attempts to repeal or change the law must start with Congress.
NHeLP also issued a fact sheet on executive orders: what they can and cannot do.