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Infograph shows Obamacare enrollment, tax credits in 17 Republican congressional districts

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More than 1.46 million Floridians in Republican congressional districts will lose a total of $6.8 billion in tax credits for health care if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in King v Burwell that the federal government overstepped its authority by granting tax credits to people purchasing Obamcare plans through a federal health exchange. The information was compiled by the Committee on Energy and Commerce minority staff. It shows that the district that could suffer the most is U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart’s, where 187,000 people have enrolled in Obamacare…

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What’s the aftermath of King v Burwell? Column offers ‘pedestrian view’

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The Supreme Court of the United States has never had such a central role in the healthcare system as it recently has. First in 2012, when it was asked to decide whether the federal healthcare law is constitutional, and again now as the court prepares to issue a ruling in the second challenge to the law, King v Burwell. Paul H. Keckley, managing director in the Navigant Healthcare Practice, offers a “pedestrian view” of the practical implications of the court’s…

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Today on Context Florida: Slow learners, dangerous ideology, King v. Burwell and PATIENT Act

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Today on Context Florida: Some governors are slow learners, says Lucy Morgan. Gov. Rick Scott is beyond slow. He doesn’t learn. He doesn’t appear to care about public access to records, meetings and information traditionally available to Floridians. Most governors have a bit of trouble getting used to working in the fishbowl of state government, particularly if they won election without stopping off in another elected office that operated in the Florida sunshine. Christo-fundamentalist ideology is dangerous, says Julie Delegal. As…

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

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The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case. The outcome after Wednesday’s argument appears to be in the hands of two conservative justices — one who voted with the court’s four liberals to uphold the law in 2012 and the other who joins the liberals more…

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Rick Scott offers some health-care advice to Barack Obama in POLITICO op-ed

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for POLITICO advising President Barack Obama that he should remodel the health exchange and allow low-income people to establish individual savings accounts if the Supreme Court of the United States rules in King v. Burwell that tax subsidies on the federal exchange are illegal. Florida did not establish its own health exchange and there are 1.6 million Floridians using the health exchange to purchase Obamacare plans, according to federal data. That data also indicates that…

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