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Obama: High court shouldn't consider health care challenge

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago June 08, 2015 Jun 8, 2015 Monday, June 08 2015 June 08, 2015 10:14 AM in Health
Source: Associated Press

ELMAU, Germany - President Barack Obama says the U.S. Supreme Court probably shouldn't have taken up the latest challenges to his signature health care law.

Obama says there was no reason for the health program to end up in court, maintaining that "it's working."

The high court is expected to decide soon whether Congress authorized federal subsidy payments regardless of where people live, or only for residents of states that created their own insurance marketplaces.

The decision could have far-reaching implications because millions would lose their insurance if the court said people who enrolled through the federal site couldn't get the subsidies.

Obama says it has been well-documented that Congress never intended to exclude people who went through the federal exchange.

Obama commented Monday in Elmau, Germany, at the conclusion of a summit.

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