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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey takes questions from reporters during a news conference on Jan. 31, 2017, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey takes questions from reporters during a news conference on Jan. 31, 2017, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
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As of Tuesday, President Trump is expressing some support for an agreement struck by two leading senators that could extend health care subsidies to insurers for a couple of years.

Trump ordered an end to the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments last week — a move that could sharply raise health care premiums for low-income Americans.

Trump also said Tuesday that the White House has been involved in what he calls "a short term deal" to extend the payments, but even that deal is in its infancy, as Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray to push the deal through Congress.

It's one of a raft of lawsuits that Massachusetts has joined against the Trump administration. We sat down with Attorney General Maura Healey about why her office has been so active opposing the president in federal court.

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Maura Healey, attorney general for Massachusetts.

This segment aired on October 17, 2017.

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