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Cities sue Trump for sabotaging Obamacare

By Elham Khatami,

Four cities filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Thursday accusing the president and his cabinet of “waging a relentless campaign to sabotage and, ultimately, to nullify” the Affordable Care Act.

The suit — filed in a Maryland federal court by Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Baltimore — comes on the heels of the Department of Health and Human Services’ finalization Wednesday of regulations allowing people to keep short-term health insurance plans for up to three years. Under the Obama administration, short-term plans, which are cheap and provide less coverage, were limited to only three months. As healthy people leave the ACA marketplace for these cheaper plans, the sicker pool is left with increasing premiums.


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