The politics of a health care ruling

July 22, 2014 7:50 PM

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The politics of a health care ruling

Republican-appointed judges on the D.C. Circuit today took a step towards gutting the Affordable Care Act, ruling that consumers that receive coverage through the federal exchange marketplace are ineligible for subsidies. If the ruling stands, the effects on “Obamacare” could be catastrophic, which is why it matters that the ruling may not stand.

While we wait for the appeals process to continue – the status quo of the ACA will remain in place as the case continues – the politics of today’s developments are worth appreciating.

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