Swing states hit hardest if Obamacare overturned

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The Hill highlights new data showing that “Several key swing states would be hit especially hard if the Supreme Court strikes down President Obama’s healthcare reform law.”

“If the court throws out the entire law, about 22.4 million people who would have gotten access to insurance coverage will remain uninsured… Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan would each see more than 500,000 people lose access to Medicaid or subsidized private insurance… Neither benefit is in place yet, as the bulk of the Affordable Care Act does not take effect until 2014. No one would lose coverage they already have — rather, some would not gain coverage they were set to receive.”

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