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Josh Blackman: Unpacking Trump's Executive Order on Obamacare

February 7, 2017

President Trump started dismantling Obamacare hours after assuming office on January 20. His executive order is a death knell for the Affordable Care Act and a victory for the rule of law.

Josh Blackman, associate professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston, joined Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton to unpack the implications of President Donald Trump's executive order on Obamacare. The order instructs executive departments and agencies to slow implementation of the law. Blackman and Hamilton discuss the constitutionality of the order and of executive actions taken during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Read Hamilton's op-ed on Trump's Obamacare executive order at The Hill: "Trump signaled 'rule of law' is still king with Obamacare order." Follow Hamilton on Twitter @MikeFreeMarket.

Visit Josh Blackman's excellent blog,, and follow him on Twitter @JoshMBlackman.

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Michael Hamilton writes and edits for the liberty-minded clients of Good Comma Editing, LLC, a freelance writing and editing company. @MikeFreeMarket