No im­pact

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The DC Cir­cuit judges sus­pended their rul­ing pend­ing an ap­peal by the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Ad­min­is­tra­tion officials said they would ap­peal to the full cir­cuit court, a process that could take up to six months, and stressed the rul­ing would have no im­pact on con­sumers re­ceiv­ing monthly sub­si­dies now.

Hours later, a three-judge panel of the 4th US Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals in Vir­ginia ruled unan­i­mously to up­hold the same pro­vi­sion in the case of King v Burwell, say­ing the wordingofthelawwastooam­bigu­ous to re­strict the avail­abil­ity of fed­eral funds.

The ap­pear­ance of a split be­tween sep­a­rate cir­cuit courts over the ques­tion of Oba­macare sub­si­dies could in­crease the chance of Supreme Court in­ter­ven­tion. But le­gal ex­perts and some Repub­li­cans on Capi­tol Hill said the full DC Cir­cuit court, dom­i­nated by ap­pointees of Demo­cratic pres­i­dents, was

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