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Obama health overhaul argued in Ohio federal court
San Francisco Chronicle

An attorney urged a federal appeals panel in arguments Wednesday to take a stand against expansion of federal power by rejecting President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Robert Muise told the three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that the law’s mandate to buy health insurance goes beyond congressional authority. The government contends that it’s needed to make overall changes work for a health care system that virtually everyone uses at some time and that it falls within federal powers to regular interstate commerce.

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