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Obamacare subsidies lead two courts to battle over law's meaning
Obamacare subsidies lead two courts to battle over law's meaning

Well, that certainly clears things up. Hours after a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the 2010 healthcare law provided insurance subsidies only to people living in 14 states, another appeals panel reached exactly the opposite conclusion in a separate lawsuit. At issue is the provision in the law that determines how large the subsidies will be, not who's eligible for them. Nevertheless, opponents of the law have seized on the language, which bases a family's subsidy in part on the price it paid for a policy bought "through an exchange established by the state." That language, they argue, flatly prohibits subsidies for anyone who shops at one of the 36 (soon...

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