George Jepsen

Connecticut joins suit to stop Trump health care order

Connecticut's attorney general joined a coalition of top state prosecutors Friday suing to block President Donald Trump from stopping billions of dollars in subsidy payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law, calling the executive order "incredibly mean-spirited."

While Democratic state politicians predicted skyrocketing insurance premiums for consumers who bought their coverage on the state's insurance exchange, Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT, said the most exchange customers will not be impacted. He said they qualify for premium tax credits that are not impacted by the Republican president's executive order.

The order eliminates so-called...