BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is joining state attorneys general from across the country in seeking to block President Donald Trump from stopping billions of dollars in payments to health insurers.
Healey, a Democrat, announced the lawsuit Friday along with Democratic attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Kentucky and other states.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Call For Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccines To Investigate Blood Clots
She called the president’s decision a “cruel and irresponsible move” that will lead to higher health care costs for families, throw the health insurance market “into chaos” and undermine state budgets.READ MORE: Fire Guts Meadow Brook Golf Club Clubhouse In Reading For Second Time In Nearly A Year
Republican Governor Charlie Baker also criticized Trump Friday, calling it the “wrong decision.”
He said it would “destabilize” insurance markets and “jeopardize” coverage for thousands of Massachusetts residents relying on the subsidies to afford their health care as part of former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.MORE NEWS: Man Killed In Apparent Hit-And-Run On Route 93 In Braintree
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