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GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court was hearing arguments in President Barack Obama's health overhaul which, if successful, could halt health care premium subsidies in all the states where the federal government runs the insurance marketplaces. A Supreme Court ruling expected in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But Republicans _ not White House officials _ have been the ones talking about damage control. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states.

Obama's law offers subsidized private insurance to people without access to it on the job. In the court case, opponents of the law argue that its literal wording allows the federal government to subsidize coverage only in states that set up their own health insurance markets. (AP)


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