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Health care law’s coverage, cost shrink after ruling, CBO says

The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday reduced its coverage and cost estimates for the national health care law to reflect last month’s Supreme Court ruling on the law.

Though the court upheld most of the law -- President Obamas signature domestic achievement — it struck down a requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs. Since the decision, several states’ Republican governors have said they will not expand Medicaid, despite full federal funding from 2014 to 2016. The federal funding will drop to 95 percent in 2017 and to 90 percent in 2020.

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