Nearly Two Dozen Attorney Generals Sue Trump Admin Over ACA
23 ATTORNEYS GENERAL FILE LAWSUIT CLAIMING CHANGES MADE TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL
(CNN) – Nearly two dozen Attorneys General are suing the Trump administration over changes to the Affordable Care Act.
23 AG’s filed the lawsuit in the southern district of New York.
The group alleges the White House’s changes to the ACA have impacted women; those in the LGBTQ community and non-English speakers.
In June, the Trump administration amended the law to remove protections for people who are transgender.
A rule that required healthcare providers to accommodate patients who speak limited English and a rule prohibiting discrimination against anyone who had an abortion were also eliminated.
The lawsuit contends the changes are unconstitutional and authorize discrimination.
The suit targets the Department of Health and Human Services; the HHS secretary and the Office of Civil Rights at the HHS.
The White House has not yet responded to the lawsuit.