State’s attorney preparing to sue over Obamacare repeal bill


Outraged by many aspects of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is threatening to sue if the bill does become a law.

“In addition to the devastating impact this bill would have on every New Yorker’s access to affordable health care, the legislation that passed the House today is unconstitutional in several critical respects — and I stand ready to challenge it in court,” he said on Thursday.

Schneiderman cited the bill’s “attempt to effectively deny” women’s’ access to reproductive health services and railed against the way it “exceeds Congress’s authority” by changing the way Medicaid is funded in New York.

He said, “This bill threatens to slash essential healthcare services for millions of New Yorkers who need them the most. For these reasons, if this disastrous and unconstitutional healthcare bill is ultimately signed into law, I will challenge it in court.”

Instead of voting on the House version of the bill, Republican senators plan to incorporate elements of it into legislation that they will pen themselves.

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