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 TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE’s action on health care Friday, saying it is the “opposite” of what he promised.

Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal Trump's Puerto Rico tweets spark backlash GOP lawmaker tears into Trump's 'warped mind' after tweet questioning Puerto Rico death toll 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.