18 states to sue Trump administration over discontinuation of health insurance subsidy payments

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Attorney generals from 18 states will sue the Trump administration after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will end cost-sharing subsidies to payers, according to ABC News.

The subsidy payments help patients offset out-of-pocket medical costs, but President Trump deemed them unconstitutional bailouts for the insurance industry and announced he would be ending them immediately.

"Taking these legally required subsidies away from working families' health plans and forcing them to choose between paying rent or their medical bills is completely reckless," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. "This is sabotage, plain and simple. I and many of my attorney general colleagues will fight vigorously to ensure Californians and all Americans as taxpayers receive the healthcare the law provides."

The attorney generals filing the lawsuit represent California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington, Iowa, and the District of Columbia.

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