BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs brought swift reaction from the states, as health officials and consumers say they fear the action could chase millions of Americans away from coverage.
Attorneys general in nearly 20 states, including Maryland, plan to sue to keep the money flowing, contending Trump is not following a legal requirement to pay the subsidies.READ MORE: Howard County Schools Will Require Masks For Students, Staff And Visitors
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh tweeted, “Trump threatens the health of more than 400k Marylanders. We will sue to protect them.”READ MORE: Aunt Charged In Death Of 2 Children Whose Bodies Were Found During Essex Traffic Staff
At issue is a federal subsidy for deductibles and co-pays that helps lower costs for consumers with modest incomes. The Trump administration and many Republicans say the government cannot legally continue to make the so-called cost-sharing payments.St. Agnes Hospital Will Require Employees To Be Vaccinated
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