The new president is already facing questions about whether he has a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Here are five of the most troubling signs of his administration’s lack of focus on health care.
He has no plan for the future of the ACA.
The new administration’s first full year in office has been marked by a flurry of executive actions and executive orders that have caused some to wonder if President Donald Trump is on track to fulfill his promise to repeal and replace the ACA as soon as he takes office.
This is a serious problem.
For starters, the president has never issued a formal plan to implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health care to people with lower incomes.
He’s also signed more than 50 executive orders, many of which were written in response to the court rulings that struck down parts of the law.
Some of those executive orders were already in place, but many of them are likely to take effect after Trump takes office on Jan. 20.
This lack of clarity is hurting his presidency.
And the president is now facing pressure to do more.
Trump signed an executive order this week directing federal agencies to begin enforcing a rule to begin accepting applications from individuals who can’t get insurance through a government-run health care exchange.
This means that the Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of issuing federal regulations, and the order also directs agencies to provide the public with information on how to enroll in the new exchanges.
That’s a big step toward making sure that people with preexisting conditions can be assured that they are getting the coverage they need.
But even without the new rule, the Department will still have a difficult time enforcing the rules and will likely have to go back to the drawing board to revise the rules, said Larry Levitt, a former top aide to President George W. Bush.
His administration has failed to do enough to support small businesses.
Trump’s administration has been slow to provide small businesses with tax relief, and it hasn’t done enough to help them get new insurance policies.
The ACA required businesses to offer coverage to all their workers, but it left a huge gap for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Under the ACA, businesses with more than 500 employees can still opt to exclude themselves from the exchange and offer plans that include a small amount of subsidies.
Under Trump’s plan, small businesses that have 50 or fewer workers would have to offer a plan that includes subsidies for $2,500 per employee or $5,000 for workers with incomes up to $125,000.
This subsidy is the difference between what the small businesses pay and what the government gives them.
But Trump’s proposal doesn’t make much of a dent in the number of small businesses who can afford to pay the subsidy.
Small businesses with less than 50 workers are also still paying higher premiums than small businesses whose workers make less than $125 an hour.
The president has no plans to provide funding for the Medicaid expansion.
Trump has promised to provide $2 trillion in funding to expand Medicaid eligibility to everyone, but he has not yet proposed spending the money to pay for the ACA expansion.
Instead, Trump has repeatedly called for a “grand bargain” in which the federal government pays states for covering more people through the Medicaid program, but states will be able to make up the difference by making up the costs of expanding coverage for the poor.
A grand bargain would require states to provide Medicaid expansion coverage for all people who make less.
That would not only require them to make more generous payments to insurers, it would also force them to spend more money on health coverage than they are now, said Mark Thiessen, a senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
His cabinet has not taken steps to expand health care coverage for low-income people.
Many of the administration’s decisions on Medicaid expansion have been made behind closed doors.
The Department of Labor has not done a detailed analysis of how much money states would need to pay to expand their programs and has not asked states to start work on expanding coverage.
The Labor Department’s new rule requires that states provide $5 billion for Medicaid expansion in 2020, and Congress is expected to extend that funding for another two years.
That doesn’t include any money that states can use to help lower-income Americans buy private insurance or to expand insurance options for people with pre-existing conditions.
Some experts have said that the Labor Department is doing a poor job of preparing the public for a grand bargain and that states should be able take the money they need to expand coverage and spend it on the expansion of Medicaid, rather than on health insurance subsidies.
His appointees have not taken any action to promote the expansion.
As recently as February, the Trump administration appointed a dozen officials to the National Institutes of Health to work on Medicaid and other health care issues.
But since then, the administration has taken no action to expand the program.
Instead of creating a new commission, the National Governors Association has been leading the charge in