Connecticut joins lawsuit to stop Trump executive order on healthcare

(WTNH)–Connecticut is joining a lawsuit with other states in an effort to block Preisdent Trump from stopping billions of dollars in payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act.

Attorney George Jepsen calls the move “mean spirited,” while Congressman Jim Hines called it “a malicious act of destruction.”

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman is chair of the state healthcare advisory board. She adds that she believes payments will go up for everyone.

“The prices of healthcare are going to go up and our uninsured rate is going to go sky high again. We’re going to have people in our emergency rooms again, which means it costs everyone in the state more money.”

Wyman says the two insurance companies in the state exchange submitted premiums for both with and without the federal subsidies.

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