Government argues for fed insurance exchanges
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is defending its health care law in court, arguing that the text of the law and Congress' intent allow Americans to receive insurance subsidies regardless of whether they're enrolled through insurance markets run by the states or by the federal government.
In a federal appeals court filing, the Justice Department on Monday disputed opponents' contention that the law limits tax credits for low- and moderate-income consumers only to those who live in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.
The administration's court filing came in a challenge to the law known as "Obamacare" that will be argued before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Dec. 17.
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