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Absurdity at the heart of the latest Obamacare challenge
Absurdity at the heart of the latest Obamacare challenge

The determined opponents of the Affordable Care Act lost their legal fight on the merits three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that one of its central provisions — the requirement that most individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty — was constitutional. Now they're trying to kill it on a technicality — whether four words in a section describing the calculation of tax credits for those eligible for health insurance subsidies should be read in such a way as to render the entire 900-page statute unworkable. Arguments before the Supreme Court today in the case, King v. Burwell, focused on whether the phrase in question, "established by the...

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