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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia could increase premiums for its Affordable Care Act plans by more than 40% next year, and that's assuming the law's cost-sharing subsidies for low-income people will be funded. The company predicts more of its ACA members will get care and that the costs of services and drugs will go up a lot — a much different stance from its Blues neighbor in North Carolina.

Why it matters: The company is a subsidiary of Anthem, a major ACA player, and it's in the home state of Health and Human Services secretary and ACA critic Tom Price. But keep in mind: These are still preliminary rates.

Go deeper: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia covered 308,000 people in the ACA's individual market as of March 31, and that market was actually quite profitable. Just two-thirds of ACA premiums went toward medical care in the first quarter, according to financial documents.

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Amy Coney Barrett's immediate impact

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In her first week on the job, Amy Coney Barrett may be deciding which votes to count in the presidential election. By her third week, she’ll be deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

Where it stands: The Senate votes on Barrett’s nomination tomorrow. If she’s confirmed, Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to swear her in at the Supreme Court within hours, an administration official tells Axios.

Texas Democrats beg Biden to spend now

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The Biden campaign is rebuffing persistent pleas from Texas Democrats to spend at least $10 million in the Lone Star state, several people familiar with the talks tell Axios.

Why it matters: If Texas — which has 38 electoral votes and is steadily getting more blue, but hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976 — flipped to the Biden column, it would be game over. But the RealClearPolitics polling average stubbornly hovers at +2.6 for Trump — and Team Biden appears more focused on closer targets.

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Election night in Trumpworld

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A luxe election-night watch party at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue is being planned for President Trump's donors, friends and advisers — but Trump's hand in it is minimal because he's "very superstitious" — people familiar with the plans tell Axios.

The big picture: This "mecca for all things MAGA," as one adviser described it, is one of three hubs where they say Trumpworld will watch returns. The others are the war room at campaign HQ in Rosslyn, Virginia, and the White House residence, where Trump and the first lady will gather close family and advisers before heading to the hotel later that night, the sources said.