Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

AG Balderas to Sue President Trump to Protect the Affordable Care Act for Vulnerable New Mexicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2017

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – Later today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and a coalition of 18 attorneys general will file a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the Trump Administration’s abrupt decision to stop making healthcare subsidy payments required by the federal Affordable Care Act. That harsh action violates the law and will lead to higher costs. It puts health coverage for over 6 million Americans at risk.

“President Trump’s Executive Order violates the law and threatens healthcare coverage for thousands of New Mexicans—particularly those with pre-existing conditions,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “My office will continue to fight for vulnerable New Mexicans who deserve access to affordable, quality healthcare.”

The Affordable Care Act’s mandatory cost-sharing reduction payments help working families access more affordable healthcare coverage by helping individuals with incomes between $11,880 and $29,700 enroll in plans with lower deductibles, copayments or coinsurance, reducing their out-of-pocket costs.

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