The New York Times had an article on how Trump’s latest decision on health care will lessen coverage, increase premiums, and hurt the health insurance market. “The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and none of the proposed changes would substantially alter its main provisions. The funding cut and executive order could result in higher insurance premiums for some Obamacare customers and lower premiums for less regulated coverage for those who want to try new insurance options. They could cause some insurers to exit some markets in the long term.”
The executive order alters the rules for parts of the insurance system as a way of offering more Americans access to those types of insurance. The biggest risk to consumers is that insurance companies, faced with the news about the subsidies going away, will drop out of the market for next year.