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The health-care stool
Chico News and Review

As Evan Tuchinsky reports in this issue , next week the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s monumental health-care-reform effort, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It could be the most significant ruling of Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure. The focus will be on the act’s so-called individual mandate, which requires people to purchase health insurance. As Massachusetts’ experience with Romneycare has shown, the act’s success will depend on that mandate.