AGs Sue Trump Over Halted ACA Subsidies

NY Attorney General Will Sue Trump To Protect Healthcare Subsidies For The Poor

Democratic state attorneys general on Friday announced the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to halt subsidy payments that help lower the cost of health insurance for low-income Americans who are covered under Obamacare.

Hundreds of thousands of NY families rely on the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for their health care - and again and again, President Trump has threatened to cut off these subsidies to undermine our healthcare system and force Congress to the negotiating table.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday that put an end to subsidies regarding the Affordable Care Omaha Insurance Agent Art Jetter says stay tuned as there is more to come. As those insurance plans make double-digit rate increases, the government will have to spend billions more on the other subsidies that 10 million Americans receive to purchase that coverage.

The complaint lists numerous ways it says Trump is illegally seeking to undermine the health-care law and accuses the administration of taking steps to destabilize the market.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and others say Trump is not following federal law in ending a legally mandated system that already is operating.

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks in Los Angeles on September 12, 2017.

Schneiderman accused Trump of making his decision to cut the ACA subsidies based on politics and his animus toward former President Barack Obama, for whom the federal law is called Obamacare, rather than on an understanding of the impact of those cuts.

In recent years, the USA federal government has paid the Obamacare subsidies without congressional authorization, which critics claim violates a constitutional requirement that congressional approval is required for budgeting and spending money. "Our coalition of states stands ready to sue if President Trump cuts them off", Schneiderman added. The Essential Plan covers residents whose income is just above the eligibility level for Medicaid; the federal funding, which went to NY rather than the insurance companies, was based on what the value of their cost-sharing reductions would be. On Friday, the administration told the court that it will not make the October 18 subsidy payments.

Becerra has already successfully intervened in the 2014 House GOP lawsuit against the subsidies, but it was unclear the next moves in that case. They also argued that Trump had violated the Administrative Procedure Act.

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