Several states vow to sue Trump administration over Obamacare sabotage

New York and at least a dozen other states are suing to stop President Trump from cancelling Obamacare payments to insurance companies

NY state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's joining a multistate effort to sue over President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the federal health care law that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans. The payments - known as cost-sharing reductions - are required by Obamacare. In a statement, the White House said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice, has concluded that the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments. "Congress needs to repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare law and provide real relief to the American people". "We are now evaluating what this announcement may mean for individual consumer plans in the future".

This summer, the courts granted our intervention to defend these vital subsidies and the quality, affordable health care they ensure for millions of families across the country.

Schneiderman said he wouldn't let Trump use NY families as "political pawns in his risky, partisan campaign to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act at any cost".

"Again and again, President Trump has threatened to cut off these subsidies to undermine our heathcare system and force Congress to the negotiating table".

"Though he has made these payments since taking office, President Trump has declared that he will stop them immediately".

Trump's executive orders are expected to increase insurance premiums and potentially cost the government an extra $2.3 billion next year, according to NPR.

I got a look at the EO. while he was signing it from kind of some leaks and there's really just three things- There's a lot more in what the president said than there are actually details in the executive order. Before the Affordable Care Act, more than one-third of individual market health plans chose not to cover mental health services, and almost half chose not to cover substance use treatment. Short term, Congress must work to improve the Affordable Care to lower costs, insure more people and reduce the price of prescription drugs.

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