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Covered California health insurance exchange at a crossroads
Contra Costa Times

As millions of Americans nervously await the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a key provision of the health care law — whether or not federal subsidies are legal in 34 states that don’t run their own insurance exchanges — California’s newly insured can breathe a bit easier.

Even if the court rules in favor of the plaintiffs trying to gut the law, imperiling the subsidies 6.3 million people are using to help pay their insurance bills, the decision should have no immediate effect on California and other states that have set up their own state-run exchanges.

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