Several cities file federal lawsuit against Trump over ACA

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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Elkhart, Ind., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Several cities are suing President Donald Trump’s administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Baltimore; Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore’s health commissioner, says efforts to sabotage the ACA are directly increasing the number of uninsured and underinsured Baltimore residents. She says it will increase demand for services without additional resources.

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis says the city brought the lawsuit “to safeguard the fundamental rights of Baltimore residents to health care by stopping the Trump administration’s unlawful efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.”

The cities allege the administration’s actions are discouraging people from enrolling in health care plans.

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