Key Provision of Affordable Care Act Challenged in Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether the federal insurance subsidies allowed under Obamacare are legal. Challengers argue the wording of the health care law allows only for subsidies under exchanges set up by states, not for people in the 34 states that use the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov. The Supreme Court's decision would not directly apply to California, since the state set up its own exchange, Covered California. But millions nationwide could lose their health insurance if the court sides with the challengers.

Guests:

Rory Little, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law

Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news organization not affiliated with insurer Kaiser Permanente

Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal and author of "The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution"

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