DC Decoder Why the White House thinks it will win latest Obamacare legal battle

Even before a federal appeals court in Virginia sided with the White House, the Justice Department said the D.C. Circuit's decision is 'inconsistent with congressional intent.'

By , Staff writer

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The White House offered a confident response when an appeals court in Washington struck down a key provision of Obamacare that provides insurance subsidies to 4 million Americans living in states that do not operate their own health insurance marketplaces.