Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”
Statement from Acting OMB Director Mark Sandy:
This executive order directs all relevant heads of Federal departments and agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to take a number of steps to ensure that the Affordable Care Act (“Act”) is being efficiently implemented, to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and to prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market. Implementing this executive order would have a de minimis impact on costs and revenues to the Federal Government: it would have a de minimis impact on mandatory and discretionary obligations and outlays, as well as on revenues to the Federal Government, in the 5-fiscal year period beginning in fiscal year 2017. The agencies anticipated to be impacted by this executive order include the Department of Health and Human Services, other departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act, and other departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities relating to healthcare or health insurance.