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Partisan gridlock extinguishes hope of routine fixes to health law

Colleen MacRamos, with Jack, 1, and Maggie, 5, said she and her husband can’t afford family health care insurance.
Colleen MacRamos, with Jack, 1, and Maggie, 5, said she and her husband can’t afford family health care insurance.Credit: Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

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Up to 4 million people from working and middle-class families are expected to be shut out of affordable health insurance when the centerpiece of President Obama’s ambitious law aimed at universal coverage kicks in next year.

The individuals will not be eligible for government subsidies to purchase coverage in the private insurance market because of a technical glitch in the law, say health care advocates, and ongoing partisan gridlock in Congress has extinguished any hope of what should have been a routine fix.

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