Trump Decision to End Insurance Subsidies Sparks Outrage, Lawsuits

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s joining with peers in California and several other states to file a lawsuit to protect the insurers’ subsidies.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s joining with peers in California and several other states to file a lawsuit to protect the insurers’ subsidies.

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The reaction has been swift since President Trump announced late Thursday that he was cutting off Affordable Care Act subsidies to insurance companies.

The White House argues that the payments are illegal.

“Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare,” the White House said in a statement. “In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments.”

Many analysts and advocacy groups say this is just part of an ongoing campaign by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/14/557602613/trump-decision-to-end-insurance-subsidies-sparks-outrage-lawsuits?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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