Donald Trump split away from his inauguration festivities Friday to sign the first executive order of his presidency, which directed the federal government to begin dismantling Obamacare.

The wide-ranging, single-page order instructs government agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay implementation of any provision or requirement” of the healthcare law that could pose a “fiscal burden” on state, drug companies, individuals and insurers.

Since the Affordable Healthcare Act has been set in regulation, Mr Trump cannot fully repeal the 2010 law with executive action. Today’s symbolic order fulfilled his campaign promise to immediately begin repealing his President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

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