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California Unaffected By Obamacare Supreme Court Case on Subsidies
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While a Supreme Court decision to eliminate health care subsidies would throw most states into turmoil, whatever the court decides, there will be no direct impact on California.

The Court is expected to issue a ruling in King v Burwell by the end of this month, determining whether it is lawful for people who buy health insurance through a federally-run exchange to receive a subsidy to help them pay their premiums.

California operates its own independent state exchange, so Californians who receive subsidies to buy their coverage will keep their subsidies, no matter what the Court rules, according to several analysts.