Partner Carrie Byrnes was featured in the National Law Journal's article, "Here's What Health Care Lawyers Are Saying About Trump's Latest ACA Moves" on October 17, 2017.
"President Donald Trump late last week made good on a threat to simply stop making insurer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. He also directed the Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services Departments to allow small businesses and individuals to obtain non-ACA-compliant health care plans.
While the changes begin to make their way through the federal courts and regulatory agencies, American Lawyer Media reached out to health care lawyers nationally for their observations about the Trump administration's latest attempt at health care reform. Here's a snapshot of what some of them had to say.
Carrie Byrnes of Michael Best & Friedrich: How impactful the order will be will depend largely on how the secretaries take action in response to it. All that is called for under the order is "consideration" of changes by the impacted secretaries. Whether and how they determine that they can effectuate changes under the current law (without any legislative action) remains to be seen. Any responsive rule-making we receive in the wake of this order will take many months to work through the notice and comment period."