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Health Care Law Facing Year Of Challenges

Two years after President Barack Obama signed health care reform legislation — and with the U.S. Supreme Court about to consider a challenge from several states trying to overturn it — supporters and opponents of the controversial law are gearing up for a message war like it’s 2009. At that time, Democrats, emboldened by a new president and big gains in Congress, pushed sweeping legislation to expand coverage for uninsured Americans, clashing with Republicans who branded the bill “Obamacare” and warned it would trigger an unprecedented intrusion by Washington into people’s medical decisions.