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Just who would be 'freed' if the Obamacare subsidies are thrown out?
Just who would be 'freed' if the Obamacare subsidies are thrown out?

The most cynical claim made by the promoters of the Halbig lawsuit over Affordable Care Act subsidies is that they're standing up for "freedom." As the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon, Halbig's promoter-in-chief, put it back in July, the Halbig ruling would "free" 8.3 million Americans from the individual health insurance mandate and 57 million employees from the employer mandate. As Nicholas Bagley of the University of Michigan observes, this is true only under a very bizarre definition of "freedom"--one that might as well be copyrighted by the Cato Institute, in fact. Bagley takes a look at exactly who would be "freed" if...

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