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High court asked to rule on Obamacare subsidies

The Hill, August 1, 2014
The Supreme Court on Thursday was asked to decide whether some of the subsidies distributed under ObamaCare are illegal. Lawyers petitioned the high court over last week's decision in King v. Burwell, which found that the government has the power to distribute subsidies for health insurance in the federal exchange HealthCare.gov. That ruling came just a few hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reached the opposite conclusion, finding in Halbig v. Burwell that the language of the healthcare law only allows the subsidies to be distributed in ObamaCare exchanges run by the states.