White House: ACA changes aren't 'sabotaging' the law

A Feb. 8 report from the White House aims to highlight how the Trump administration's changes to the ACA have been beneficial to the healthcare marketplace despite pushback from some lawmakers, The Hill reports.

Three things to know:

1. The White House Council of Economic Advisors' report claims the Trump administration's changes to the law are beneficial and do not "sabotage" the law, the report states.

2. The report examines three specific changes the administration has made to the law: the repeal of the individual mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance or pay a fine; association health plans for small businesses that can be sold across state lines; and cheaper, short-term insurance plans that are not required to meet ACA coverage requirements.

3. The report comes amid calls by several House Democrats to investigate the administration's healthcare rhetoric. Those lawmakers suggest that the Trump administration's ACA advertising budget cuts, the reduced sign-up period and a plethora of other policies may dissuade healthy people from signing up for ACA coverage.

To access the full report, click here.

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