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The GOP's scorched-earth approach to Obamacare finally pays off – except for the poor of course

The GOP's scorched-earth approach to Obamacare finally pays off – except for the poor of course

Six years after losing the battle in Congress over the Affordable Care Act, Republicans haven't stopped fighting to reverse the results. They've had little or no luck on Capitol Hill, even though they now control both the House and the Senate. On Thursday, however, they won a skirmish in court when a federal judge canceled funding for the subsidies that help millions of poor people pay the out-of-pocket costs of doctor visits, outpatient care and hospitalizations. The GOP win, if upheld, is a loss for many of their constituents.

At issue are roughly $4 billion in annual “cost-sharing” subsidies for households at or near the poverty line...

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