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HHS says high court can kill insurance provisions of reform law but let others stand
Modern Healthcare

If the Supreme Court decides that it must throw out the healthcare reform law’s requirement that private individuals purchase insurance, then the court should also invalidate two provisions in the law that force insurers to offer coverage to almost anyone who wants to buy it, HHS says in a legal brief. However, HHS argued in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday (PDF) that the elimination of those three insurance provisions should not doom the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains many provisions can stand on their own without the insurance mandate.