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Connecticut Sues Trump Administration Over Decision To End ACA Payments

Oct 13, 2017

Connecticut has joined several other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end subsidies for low-income consumers who get their health insurance from Obamacare exchanges.

The lawsuit, which will be filed in federal court in the Northern District of California contends that by not making the cost-sharing reduction payments as mandated in the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is not following the law.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen called President Donald Trump's move "mean-spirited" and said it will hurt Connecticut's working families.

“It's intended very clearly to destabilize Obamacare, to explode Obamacare,” said Jepsen. “It's his explicit intent, and it's just a shame he's doing it on the backs of working Americans.” 

Jepsen said the lawsuit seeks an injunction that would force the Trump administration to continue making the CSR payments. The lawsuit also asks for a declaratory judgment stating that the Trump administration has violated the law by stopping the payments.