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NY is joining lawsuit over effort to cut health provision

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he is joining a multi-state effort to sue over President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017 3:37 PM
Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 3:37 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he is joining a multi-state effort to sue over President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans.

Schneiderman, a Democrat, said Friday that New York is part of a California lawsuit.

He said the Republican president's decision to end subsidies to insurers for low-income participants would cripple the state's health care market, drive up insurance costs and cause poor people to go untreated. New York would stand to lose more than $870 million in subsidies.

Schneiderman says it was "simply an effort to blow up the system" after Congress failed to repeal the Obama-era law.

Schneiderman says the decision is unacceptable, "cruel" and illegal.

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