Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

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Washington (CNN) — In a dramatic blow to a key Obamacare program, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that individuals cannot use tax credits or subsidies to buy health insurance on federally run exchanges.

The divided three-judge panel said those cost-sharing subsidies can be used only through state-run health exchanges, not the federal exchanges.

The court’s decision could make it harder to ensure affordable coverage for millions in the 34 states that have chosen not to set up their own regulated health insurance marketplaces.

The administration is expected to appeal the ruling.

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  • S_Hunter

    WELLL NANCY, "lets just pass this and see what's inside later" (or something close to that). Now we see. A bunch of "obstacles" here, there, and soon to be, EVERYWHERE. Concept is good – implementation is a (not so funny) comedy routine.

  • Ted

    The endless petty attacks, the lack of responsibility, the ‘do nothing’ congress, shame on you. The republican side of the isle still, has done nothing for the american people. And still, morons like you, celebrate the lack of ability to get anything done, meanwhile the politicians from both sides are looting taxpayer dollars. People like you, who choose to be a kink in the house, don’t really get it,…they’re stealing your taxes too.