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Law insuring 1 million Pennsylvanians faces uncertain future

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Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The government-subsidized health insurance for about 1 million Pennsylvanians under Democrats' 2010 health care law faces an uncertain future now that President-elect Donald Trump will take office with a pledge to repeal it.

Leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress also say they are intent on repealing the law.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who supports the federal initiative, is watching the situation but his aides say it's too soon to know what's going to happen.

No changes are expected next year for people covered through the law's insurance marketplace and its expansion of Medicaid's income eligibility guidelines. Congress could take months to act, and Republicans say any replacement will need several years to take full effect.

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, of suburban Pittsburgh, says big changes are needed.

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