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Capitol A number of Republicans have said that they expect the decision to be overturned—a surprising position given the enthusiasm with which the party pursued the law’s demise. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Now that they’ve got it, they don’t want it—and Democratic attorneys general are only too happy to try to make it go away.

“They” are Republicans, of course, who have tried ad nauseam to overturn the Affordable Care Act. But now that a Republican judge in Texas has ruled the ACA unconstitutional, The Hill reports that Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the decision that could cost millions their health care and price meaningful coverage beyond the reach of those who have pre-existing conditions—or do away with it altogether.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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