Topher Spiro

Center for American Progress

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Topher Spiro is vice president for health policy at the liberal Center for American Progress.

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Insurance company subsidies are key to the Affordable Care Act. After President Trump cut them last week, he called Obamacare "virtually dead."

Health insurance subsidies: Now you see them… now you don't

Insurance company subsidies are key to the Affordable Care Act. After President Trump cut them last week, he called Obamacare "virtually dead."

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Public support for Obamacare now stands at 55 percent compared to 17 percent for the replacement bill passed by Republicans in the House.

Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don't

Public support for Obamacare now stands at 55 percent compared to 17 percent for the replacement bill passed by Republicans in the House.

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