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Republicans secretly cheer Supreme Court Obamacare decision

Republicans secretly cheer Supreme Court Obamacare decision

Everybody has come out a winner with the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Obamacare -- at least politically. For President Obama, the 6-to-3 decision maintains the federally managed health plans in 33 states that do not have their own systems, thus preventing the collapse of the signature domestic achievement of his presidency. That is an obvious win, and, in his White House Rose Garden speech on Thursday, Mr. Obama looked like a guy ready to run a victory lap with high fives for everyone. As happy as the president is with the result, though, Republicans may be even happier. If the court's decision had gone the other way, the GOP governors in those 33 states would have had...

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