A.G. Schneiderman Statement On DC Circuit Decision To Grant AGs' Motion To Intervene In Critical Affordable Care Act Case

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August 1, 2017

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A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN STATEMENT ON DC CIRCUIT DECISION TO GRANT AGs' MOTION TO INTERVENE IN CRITICAL AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CASE

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman welcomed the D.C. Circuit's decision this evening to grant his motion to intervene in House v. Price, in defense of the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction subsidies. In May, Attorney General Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 18 Attorneys General, moved to intervene in the case in order to protect millions of Americans' access to affordable health care.

In New York alone, 730,000 New Yorkers rely on $900 million in cost-sharing reduction payments.
 
Attorney General Schneiderman released the following statement:

"The court's decision is good news for the hundreds of thousands of New York families that rely on these subsidies for their health care. It's disturbingly clear that President Trump and his administration are willing to treat them as political pawns; but this coalition of attorneys general stands ready to defend these vital subsidies and the quality, affordable health care they ensure for millions of families across the country."
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