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Tom Rice

High court ruling means more than 154K in SC keep subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on the federal health overhaul means more than 154,000 South Carolinians can continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance premiums. They are among nearly 6.4 million people nationwide who otherwise faced being unable to afford their policies. The case involved subsidies provided in South Carolina and 33 other states that rely on the federal health insurance exchange. A handful of words in the Affordable Care Act suggested the subsidies were to go only to consumers using exchanges operated by the states. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson was among five attorney generals in February 2014 to file a brief...