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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Health Care Reform Before 2012 Election
Courthouse News Service

Florida’s challenge to the nation’s new health care law, which a federal appeals court agreed was unconstitutional this summer, will go to the U.S. Supreme Court before the 2012 presidential election. The court accepted three related petitions, consolidating two and highlighting points to consider. In addition to considering the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the justices will address whether an unconstitutional provision can be struck out to leave the rest of the legislation intact.