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NY attorney general threatens suit over ObamaCare repeal

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New York’s attorney general is threatening to sue the federal government if President Trump signs a bill repealing parts of ObamaCare.

Eric Schneiderman (D) said his office has found “multiple constitutional defects” within the House and Senate repeal bills, including a provision that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year and another that would shift Medicaid costs from counties to the state in New York.

Schneiderman, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will talk about the potential lawsuit at a rally at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan Monday.

A vote on the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill is on hold while Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) recovers from emergency surgery.

The bill needs 51 votes to pass, but there are still a number of Republican holdouts.

Moderates are concerned that the latest draft released Friday made no changes to the bill’s Medicaid cuts or its treatment of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion.

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