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    US President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling for allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines in an open market, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said in a memorandum to department heads.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Priebus stated on Friday that departments and agencies that have responsibilities associated with health insurance "shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance.”

    The Executive Order confirmed Trump’s campaign pledge to seek to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare as quickly as possible.

    “It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the order acknowledged.

    Until that happens, Trump ordered the US government to make sure that the law is being efficiently implemented and to offer the 50 US states more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market, it explained.

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