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How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should the justices even consider such consequences?

By month’s end, the court is expected to decide a challenge to the way subsidies, in the form of tax credits, are given to people who get their insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The legal issue is whether Congress authorized payments regardless of where people live, or only to residents of states that established their own insurance exchanges.