States should not step in and establish their own exchanges if subsides are ruled illegal on the federal health care marketplace, a recent national study found, but industry experts say that is not the national consensus and point to the wording of poll questions to support the discrepancy.

The recent poll from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), a group founded by Tarren Bragdon, former CEO of the think tank Maine Heritage Policy Center and a former Republican Maine legislator, found that only 22% of voters want states to establish their own exchanges if the Supreme Court rules only states can issue subsidies to purchase health care through a public marketplace.

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