NEW YORK — New York 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 Democratic prosecutor 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 stands to lose more than $870 million in subsidies.
Schneiderman says it’s “an effort simply to blow up the system” after Congress failed to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
Schneiderman says the decision is unacceptable, “cruel” and illegal.