(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump began his own effort to undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act, after Republican leaders in Congress failed to repeal and replace his predecessor’s signature legislative accomplishment.Trump’s directive, signed in a White House ceremony on Thursday, tells federal agencies to consider a number of steps that could erode many of the core tenets of Obamacare.The president asked regulators to craft rules that would allow small businesses to band together to buy insurance across state lines, let insurers sell short-term plans curtailed under Obamacare, and permit workers to use funds from tax-advantaged accounts to pay for their own coverage.“We’ve been hearing about the disaster of Obamacare for so long,” Trump said in signing the order. “For a long time, I’ve been hearing repeal, replace, repeal, replace.”Trump opted for an executive order after he was unable to rally …
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