Legal action follows the president's abrupt announcement to stop healthcare subsidy payments

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After months of threatening action, President Trump announced his decision to cut off subsidies to the insurers

After months of threatening action, President Trump announced his decision to cut off subsidies to the insurers that help millions cover the cost of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act.

California's attorney general is fighting back, announcing his plan on Friday to sue the Trump administration claiming the decision violates the law while raising costs to working families.

"This is patently a decision that is reckless, it is sabotage, plain and simple and Trump's price hikes to America's health insurance are hiding in plain sight," said Xavier Becerra.

The president took to Twitter calling the Obamacare a broken mess and they will now begin the process to give "America the healthcare it deserves."

Lorena Ewing disagrees, as a covered California recipient, she says the plan could leave many like her without healthcare.

"Without the subsidies, the plan would be unaffordable, right now the plan is about $1,200 a month," said Ewing.

Alex Hernandez said he helps thousands get insured, his biggest clientele is in Merced County.

He says he has been getting a stream of concerned phone calls just two weeks before the open enrollment date.

"What this is going to do is create fear in members that need it right now -- that probably aren't going to enroll because they scared," said Hernandez.

Hernandez said Merced County has lower incomes and the premiums are high so the subsidies are a huge help to families.

Others say they are worried millions could be left without any healthcare.

The executive director of Healthy House, Candice Adam-Medephind said, "The costs have been going up because there hasn't been an attempt to work with the insurance companies to iron out the wrinkles, make it more affordable, get the program on the right track and I think a lot of people will find it unaffordable."

"The uninsured rates have dropped quite a bit and I'm one of them."

Ewing says she's staying hopeful, hoping affordable care remains a something within her reach.

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