How President Trump's healthcare executive order will impact Nebraskans

New York and at least a dozen other states are suing to stop President Trump from cancelling Obamacare payments to insurance companies

How President Trump's healthcare executive order will impact Nebraskans

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.

Chris Wallace, president of the Texas Association of Business, said his group was still studying the president's order.

"Our lawsuit alleges that, by stopping these payments unilaterally, President Trump has acted arbitrarily and capriciously and in clear violation of his legal responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act".

The federal government now pays about $7 billion to insurers so they can offer lower-cost plans, and help poor Americans with out-of-pocket costs.

"The noise, (and) the negativity, is going to impact enrollment", Colvin said. "We are desperately trying to get the word out that the law still exists and there are great choices for comprehensive health insurance for Central Texans" in 2018. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he is particularly concerned about President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

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Schneiderman said he expected other states to join in the suits.

Prior to Thursday's executive order, the Trump administration had cut this year's enrollment period to six weeks, from three months in previous years, and also cut the federal advertising budget used to promote it.

"This is just the latest action that targets NY following Congress's failure to renew the Child Health Insurance Plan and the Health Centers Program, putting our children and the most vulnerable among us at risk to lose access to health care".

Meanwhile, opinions of Trump's executive order among the area's congressional delegation appeared to be divided along partisan lines.

"You have to ask why are you targeting low-income people?' Vitale said". In May, he and Becerra led a coalition of 18 Attorneys General and moved to intervene in House v. Price to protect millions of Americans' access to affordable health care. Instead of working on bipartisan solutions to improve our health care system, President Trump is jeopardizing health care for millions of Americans, leaving everyone paying more for less care.

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