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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has lashed at President Trump's executive order to slash subsidies to Americans for Affordable Care Act insurance purchase and the state's Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman plans to sue the administration.

Becerra said it was not clear yet how many other states would join the lawsuit.

After President Trump's executive order on health care Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reacted to the measure. "It's long past time that President Trump learned that he doesn't get to just pick and choose which laws he'll follow, and which bills he'll pay". Becerra said Friday it is unclear whether the two lawsuits will be consolidated. "In light of this analysis, the government can not lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments".

Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting cost-sharing reduction payments meant to help low-income Americans get healthcare.

"The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding", he wrote.

"The insurance companies have made a fortune". In New York, we believe health care is a right, not a luxury.

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 next federal payments are due October 20. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris blasted Trump for taking steps to unwind Obamacare, following several failed Republican attempts to repeal and replace the federal health care law.

The Trump administration late Thursday said it would immediately halt funding for billions of dollars in Affordable Care Act subsidies, calling them unlawful and potentially roiling health insurance marketplaces.

Harris called the action "devastating".

"This summer, the courts granted our intervention to defend these vital subsidies and the quality, affordable health care they ensure for millions of families across the country", Schneiderman said in a statement. "This is a backhanded effort to go around the congressional process and undermine the health care law that millions of people have come to depend on". If Trump is successful, insurance premiums could increase 15 to 20 percent, Becerra estimated.

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