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Undertaker or caretaker? Trump's shifting health law role

 

August 6, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump's administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace.

The Constitution says presidents "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." So as long as former President Barack Obama's law is on the books, that doesn't seem to leave much choice for Trump, even if he considers the law to be "a disaster."

"It's either caretaker or undertaker," quipped economist Joe Antos of the business-oriented...



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