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U.S. top court to hear health care law challenge
San Francisco Chronicle

The Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear a challenge to the health care overhaul act passed in 2010, with a decision on President Obama’s most controversial domestic achievement likely to come in the summer of his re-election campaign. The high court said it will decide whether the Affordable Care Act exceeded Congress’s power by requiring almost all Americans to have health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, a powerful constitutional question that will probably make it the court’s most high-profile ruling since Bush vs. Gore in 2000.