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Will Obamacare get repealed?

Almost certainly not. House Republicans have voted many times — more than 50, by last count — to repeal either part or all of the Affordable Care Act. But with President Obama in office through 2016, those Congressional repeal bills are mere paper.

There is a possible world where Republicans win the White House and Congress in 2016 and could be open to legislation to repeal Obamacare. At that point, though, there will be tens of millions of Americans whose coverage relies on the law. Upending all those insurance arrangements would be tremendously disruptive — and politically unpopular.

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