Several states vow to sue Trump administration over Obamacare sabotage

Left Josh Shapiro. Right Donald Trump

Left Josh Shapiro. Right Donald Trump

"President Trump and ultraconservatives in congress are continuing their reckless assault on our health care and going after our NY values", Cuomo said.

Schneiderman says the decision is unacceptable, "cruel" and illegal. "Payments are crucial to the functioning of healthcare markets in this state and others".

In May, Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spearheaded a coalition of 18 state attorneysgGeneral seeking to intervene in House v. Price, a related court case.

"President Trump swore an oath to uphold our laws". Four companies are expected to offer marketplace plans in the Austin area for 2018, Colvin said, compared to three for 2017.

Trump's action "means bare-bones, junk insurance will undermine health care, removing protections against high out-of-pocket costs and abandoning those with preexisting conditions", Doggett said. "We have taken aggressive actions to ensure that whatever happens in Washington, essential health benefits will continue to be the rule in NY, not the exception, and we will continue to fight for quality and affordable health care for all New Yorkers". The DC Circuit granted their intervention in August.

"Though he has made these payments since taking office, President Trump has declared that he will stop them immediately". In a statement, the White House said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice, has concluded that the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments. The subsidies were a major component of the Affordable Care Act, and the order is an obvious move by the President to undermine the nation's health insurance law, following the Republican-controlled Congress's repeated failures to repeal "Obamacare".

"The subsidies are required by the ACA, and (the president) can't simply refuse to pay them", Schneiderman said. Those suits could be filed in the Court of Federal Claims, which handles cases in which litigants believe they have not been paid by the federal government.