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Few options if top court strikes part of health law

The Supreme Court doesn’t have to strike down all of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to leave his plan to extend healthcare coverage to millions of uninsured Americans in a state of political turmoil. If the high court opted only to reverse the law’s unpopular individual mandate, which requires most adults to purchase health insurance, the Obama administration could look to several alternatives to ensure that enough people participate in coverage to make the law work as envisioned.