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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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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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