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Obamacare ruling ignores Congress’ intent: Our view
USA Today

Obamacare supporters should hope the law has nine lives, because it may have used up another one Tuesday. A panel from the second most powerful court in the country ruled, in effect, that nearly 5 million people who got their health insurance through the federal insurance exchanges this year weren’t entitled to subsidies.

Obamacare’s subsidies are what make coverage affordable for many of the people the law requires to buy health insurance — hence the law’s name: the Affordable Care Act. Taking those subsidies away could make insurance too expensive for millions of low- and middle-income people, crippling a crucial part of the law.

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