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Oklahoma Republicans bemoan Supreme court health care ruling

Oklahoma's ruling Republicans bemoaned the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow the federal tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but some of the nearly 90,000 Oklahomans who receive the subsidies to make health insurance more affordable welcomed the ruling. Oklahoma is one of 34 states where the subsidies were threatened because it didn't set up a state-based health insurance marketplace. Oklahoma residents purchased their insurance through a federal exchange. Opponents of the law argued that it was worded in such a way that subsidies were allowed only for those using state-run exchanges. The Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 that the subsidies...

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