GOP rep breaks with Trump: Cutting health-care subsidies does 'opposite' of what he promised

GOP rep breaks with Trump: Cutting health-care subsidies does 'opposite' of what he promised

A Republican lawmaker slammed President Trump’s action on health care Friday, saying it is the “opposite” of what he promised.

Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenGOP rep breaks with Trump: Cutting health-care subsidies does 'opposite' of what he promised House defeats amendment to strip climate study from Defense bill Ros-Lehtinen's retirement leaves Congress a void she filled with heart, grit MORE (R-Fla.) said that cutting subsidy payments to ObamaCare insurers will mean more of her constituents will be uninsured.

“POTUS promised more access, affordable coverage,” Ros-Lehtinen tweeted. “This does opposite.”

Trump announced Thursday that he would end subsidies for insurers that sell ObamaCare plans as part of his efforts to dismantle the health-care bill after congressional Republicans failed to repeal it this year.

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Multiple states have already threatened to sue the Trump administration over the cuts, known as cost-sharing reduction payments, which are worth an estimated $7 billion.

The president signed executive order Thursday directing agencies to take action that many say would undermine ObamaCare by allowing people to purchase cheaper health-care plans.