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Healthcare law’s defenders and foes rally before high-stakes arguments
Modern Healthcare

On a cold morning that threatened rain, hundreds of concerned citizens, politicians, healthcare providers and activists gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their hopes for how the justices will vote after hearing arguments in a case that could unravel healthcare reform.

The case, King v. Burwell, centers on whether the language of the Affordable Care Act allows people living in states that use the federal insurance exchange to receive premium subsidies. Millions of people are likely to drop coverage if the subsidies in as many as 37 states are struck down, which would severely disrupt the insurance markets in those states.