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Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Donald Trump to repeal health law

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Only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor’s health care law that extended coverage to millions, a new poll has found. The postelection survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found hints of a pragmatic shift among some Republican foes of “Obamacare.” While 52 percent of Republicans say they want the law completely repealed, that share is down from 69 percent just last month, before the election. And more Republicans…

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‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

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A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama‘s health care law. But it’s Republicans – not White House officials – who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states. Obama’s law offers subsidized…

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Florida has most to lose in Obamacare subsidy case

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Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama‘s law, according to a government report released Tuesday. The estimates by The Associated Press show what’s at stake in the case. The biggest potential loser would be Florida, with nearly 1.5 million residents getting an average of $294 a month. That works to $440 million a month currently, or up to $5.2 billion a year for…

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

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The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama‘s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices will try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies to cut the cost of insurance premiums. Or does it limit tax credits only to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces? A ruling that limits where subsidies are…

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