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Editorial: With Obamacare preserved, it's time to move forward

Jun 26, 2015

Editorial: With Obamacare preserved, it's time to move forward

The Supreme Court decided 6-3 Thursday that Obamacare will continue. Of course, the judges decided on a narrower point: and that was to permit the Affordable Care Act to continue to subsidize people currently insured through "exchanges" run by the federal government. An exchange is like an insurance company that…
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