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Obamacare Fight Puts Texas Judge in Hot Seat as Election Looms

Oct. 25, 2018, 1:54 PM

U.S. voters are saying health care is their No. 1 issue, but it’s a judge -- not the midterm congressional elections next month -- who may decide the future of the Affordable Care Act.

A federal judge in Texas could rule any day on the politically explosive question of whether to wipe out Obamacare, including its popular provision requiring insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

It’s a ruling with huge policy implications and -- depending on the timing -- political ones, too. If U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth guts the Affordable Care Act before the Nov. 6 congressional ...

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