Trump Aims to End Fines Imposed on the Uninsured in First Executive Order

WASHINGTON—In an opening salvo against “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.

The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law’s reach. And it directs them to grant waivers, exemptions and delays of provisions in the Affordable Care Act that would impose costs on states or individuals, potentially including the law’s penalties on people who remain uninsured—a key provision. The order also says federal agencies must allow states greater flexibility in carrying out the health care programs.

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