The President Opens the ObamaCare Escape Hatch • Wall Street Journal

Just hours after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay” any provision in ObamaCare that burdens individuals, families and insurers—and nearly anyone else who could be affected. This order takes full advantage of the vast discretion built into the law, which enabled President Obama to rewrite ObamaCare on the fly. Mr. Trump’s move is much more than a symbolic gesture, and it is the first step toward repealing ObamaCare.

While the details will likely wait until after Tom Price is confirmed as health and human services secretary, the Trump administration has already moved toward making it easier for Americans to buy health-insurance plans prohibited by ObamaCare.

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