Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2019, 5:34 PM

A Trio of Trump Rules Will Remake U.S. Health Insurance Markets

John Tozzi
John Tozzi
Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s attempt to transform American health insurance is almost complete.

Twenty months ago, frustrated after attempts to repeal Obamacare fell apart in the Republican-controlled Senate, Trump pledged to use executive power to do what Congress failed to legislate. An executive order set in motion regulations to promote “healthcare choice and competition across the United States.”

On June 13, the administration finished the last of three rules to do just that -- advancing conservative policies without undoing the central framework established by the ACA.

Together, the changes have loosened Obama-era restrictions on short-term health plans that don’t meet the ...