New York AG Will Slam Republicans With Major Lawsuit If They Pass Obamacare Repeal
Republicans have come up with a ridiculous plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Their proposed plan will be cutting millions off their health insurance in order for the rich to receive tax cuts.
According to the office of New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, he plans to take action against the federal government by suing them if Republicans pass their proposed legislation.
Schneiderman’s office said it has identified “multiple constitutional defects” with the Republican healthcare bills.
This is not the first time Democratic state attorney generals stand up to Donald Trump and the Republican party. They have successfully forced him to scale back significantly on the travel ban.
Earlier this year, a group of Democrats led by Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sought to intervene in a pending lawsuit in order to defend subsidies paid to health insurers under Obamacare. That request has yet to be ruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Amy Spitalnick, a Schneiderman spokeswoman, said that the issues they’re concerned about is that the Republicans’ healthcare plan would defund the Planned Parenthood health group for a year, and another that would shift some Medicaid costs in New York from counties to the state, known as the Collins-Faso amendment.
Many have criticized the provision, stating that the poor and disabled would be paying a lot more for the Medicaid healthcare program.