Ario Discusses New Executive Order With The Atlantic

How Trump's Executive Order Might Raise Costs for the Sick
– The Atlantic

The Atlantic quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, on an executive order that could make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. The order expands the use of association health plans and short-term health insurance, which have fewer benefit requirements than the plans sold through the current health exchanges.
 
It also urges government agencies to make new rules that would allow more Americans to sign up for cheaper, less-regulated health plans. “The main obstacle is what can be done that’s consistent with current statutes,” Ario told the publication. “The agencies only have as much authority as the statutes allow.”

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