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Post date: August 29 2018

A.G. Underwood Announces Restoration Of $574 Million To NY's Essential Plan, Following AG Lawsuit

News from the New York Attorney General's Office 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2018

Attorney General's Office Press Office / 212-416-8060
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A.G. UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES RESTORATION OF $574 MILLION TO NY’S ESSENTIAL PLAN, FOLLOWING AG LAWSUIT

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced today that the Trump administration has ordered the restoration of $574 million for three-quarters of the year – or more than $750 million on an annualized basis – in critical federal funding for New York’s Essential Plan, following the Attorney General’s lawsuit earlier this year. Attorney General Underwood released the following statement:

“Earlier this year, we filed suit to block the Trump administration from cutting off vital health care funding for New York’s Essential Plan – which serves hundreds of thousands of low-income New Yorkers.

“Following our suit, the Trump administration has now ordered $574 million restored – or more than $750 million on an annualized basis.

“We are evaluating the recent administrative order, and will continue to do what is necessary to protect New Yorkers’ health care.”