2 courts split over subsidies for premiums

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON -- Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance exchange.

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