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Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

The Supreme Court's decision Thursday reaffirming President Barack Obama's health care law returns the focus to efforts to extend insurance coverage to more Americans. Advocates and Democratic politicians hailed the court's 6-3 decision as an end to the challenges to the much-maligned Affordable Care Act, though Republicans vowed to continue fighting to repeal it. The opinion found that 6.4 million people buying insurance through the federal exchange in states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania can continue to receive subsidies. While a decision the other way would not have affected subsidies in Maryland directly because the state runs its own exchange, it could have...