Cuomo, de Blasio join forces to fight GOP health care bill

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state's top Democrats are teaming up to fight the GOP health care bill.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie spoke out against the bill at a rally Monday in the city.

Cuomo and Schneiderman said the state will challenge the bill in court if it passes Congress. They said they can't stand by while Republicans in Washington vote to cut health care coverage and funding.

De Blasio told the crowd that the decision to postpone a vote on the measure provides more time for opponents to organize.

The Democrats warned the bill would take away vital Medicaid funding, restrict coverage of reproductive health programs and undermine the finances of local health care providers.

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