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Death spiral if subsidies nixed? Health insurers hope for solutions
Modern Healthcare

Health insurers are counting on policymakers to craft a workaround to keep federal subsidies flowing to low- and moderate-income Americans if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration.

But without a plan B for that scenario, insurers would be sitting front row as the individual marketplaces collapse from higher premiums and a sicker patient base. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday from plaintiffs and the government in King v. Burwell.

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