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Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts
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Two federal appeals courts on Tuesday issued diametrically opposed politically charged rulings on the legality of tax credits for millions of Obamacare enrollees in 34 states who purchased their health insurance through the federal exchange.

In a 2–1 ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said that specific language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not authorize the Internal Revenue Service to extend tax credits to an estimated 4.7 million people in 34 states who bought coverage through the federally facilitated Healthcare.gov exchange.

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