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Topic - Joel L. Mcelvain
A federal judge is set to decide this month whether Obamacare insurance markets run by the federal government can dole out subsidies to help consumers pay for their coverage — a key element to making President Obama's health law work as intended.
A federal judge will decide Tuesday on a case that could blow a major hole through the Obamacare exchanges when he rules on whether the government can dole out tax credits to Americans whose states declined to run their own Affordable Care Act insurance markets.
"They're not two different classes of exchanges," he said.
Justice Department lawyer Joel L. McElvain said the plaintiff's argument defies the spirit of Obamacare — to get Americans insured — and "defies common sense as well."