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‘Tax’ is crucial health care detail
Sacramento Bee

Two years ago, a majority of both houses of Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. Before the ink was dry on the president’s signature, opponents who lost in the political process went to court to file the first of more than two dozen lawsuits aimed at killing the new health care law.

Now its fate is up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices have scheduled a whopping 5 1/2 hours of oral argument to take place during the last week of March. (One hour of oral argument is the norm.) And in June, the nine justices, or at least a majority of them, will rule on the case.