California attorney general to sue over Trump subsidy cut

Left Josh Shapiro. Right Donald Trump

Left Josh Shapiro. Right Donald Trump

"The president is not going to continue to throw good money after bad, give $7 billion to insurance companies unless something changes about Obamacare that would justify it", Graham said, trying to explain Trump's announcement.

"Is the president interested in continuing what he sees as corporate welfare and bailouts for the insurance companies?"

MONTAGNE: Let's talk health care first.

Mr. Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in June 2012 aiming to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Consumers will be able to explore their options and find out if they qualify for financial help by visiting www.CoveredCA.com and using the Shop and Compare Tool.

Without cost-sharing reimbursements from the government, insurers say they must pass along the costs in the form of higher premiums - to all customers. According to administration officials, implementing the changes could take months or longer.

California is leading a lawsuit by 18 states against the Trump administration.

Under the act, the federal government pays insurers to reduce costs of policies for lower-income Americans not covered by their employers.

That's got to be the most hard one for Obama to take, but Trump's actions this week to jeopardize the Iran nuclear deal must be similarly galling.

I'd put in that category institutional efforts to silence dissent or the press.

Alexander and Murray, D-Wash., have been in negotiations over ways to stabilize the ACA markets ever since Republicans failed in their bid to repeal, nearly outright, the 2010 health law in late July. NY stands to lose more than $870 million in subsidies.

Rep. Mark Walker, chair of the Republican Study Committee, made it clear that House conservatives are not prepared to vote for a deal.

Trump's move and decision are said to risk and sabotage the credibility and worldwide power of the United States in dealing with North Korea and Iran's further nuclear development.

The cost-sharing subsidies were created to reduce out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles and co-pays for people with incomes from 100 percent to 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

Open enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1 through December 15, and if you'll still face a tax penalty if you fail to have health insurance. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the lawsuit. But neither has engaged, day-to-day, against Trump, which has left Democrats, whose power was so humbled with their election loss, with a leadership vacuum.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego slammed the president, saying that instead of working to make health care more affordable, he is "yet again proving that the only people he cares about are himself and those who are as wealthy as he is". "Trumpcare collapsed because Americans overwhelmingly recognized the cruelty and higher costs it meant for them and their loved ones". CNN's Chris Cillizza wrote Friday that unraveling what Obama wrought seems to motivate just about everything Trump has done as President.

LIASSON: President Trump did two things to unravel Obamacare.

On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order directing three federal departments to consider making regulations to expand access to lower-cost, less comprehensive health care plans, which health policy experts have warned could undermine the individual insurance marketplaces. "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".

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