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Trump's deregulation push could spell relief

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, April 21, 2017

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Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump issued a so-called “one in, two out” executive order calling for federal agencies to slash twice as many regulations as they create. Some hailed the move as a positive sign that the heavily regulated healthcare sector could find near-term relief, while others expressed skepticism and challenged the nascent administration’s order in court.

While the order does not immediately change any of the rules currently in place, it sets the stage for significant deregulation, perhaps government-wide—and it portends a showdown between Trump and those who favor agency rulemaking as a valid means to progress. Despite the opposition, Trump has vowed to back up his signature with action on an unprecedented scale.

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