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By Wendell Potter
Rural Health News Service 

Battle over Affordable Care Act shifts to the states

 

Last updated 5/7/2018 at 7:23am



The public has heard relatively little from Washington in recent months about the former President Barack Obama’s health care law, The Affordable Care Act, but that silence doesn’t mean elected officials have forgotten about it or that its future is certain. Republican lawmakers still have said the plan forces Americans to buy health insurance that they may not want or need and that many may not be able to afford. Democrats have said its benefits outweigh any downside.

These days, the battleground over the law’s fate has shifted, at least temporarily, from Congress to the states.

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