On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to provide more low-cost and short-term coverage options by relaxing rules for association health plans, allowing employers to give employees money to purchase coverage on the individual market, and increasing competition among insurers and hospitals. Critics say that these changes could result in insurance policies with fewer benefits that may exclude pre-existing conditions and create separate insurance pools that attract healthier people, raising premiums for those who purchase coverage through the exchanges.
How Trump's executive order may affect the ACA markets
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