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Health subsidies ruling could have big impact
San Diego Union-Tribune

If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies this month, Californians will not be among the 6.4 million Americans whose monthly premiums would quickly rise to unaffordable levels.

However, experts say Golden State enrollees could eventually be caught in the congressional crossfire that such a decision would unleash.

The court is expected to rule by the end of the month on the legality of subsidies in 34 states where the federal government operates health insurance exchanges, from Alabama to Wyoming. Depending on how justices interpret four words of the Affordable Care Act, average monthly premiums in those states could increase 287 percent, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy nonprofit.