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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