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High Court Considers Fate of Health Law If Coverage Rule Voided
San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court today will consider how much of President Barack Obama’s health-care law must be thrown out if the justices decide Congress can’t require Americans to buy medical insurance. The debate on so-called severability took on added significance after questions from justices yesterday indicated a majority might strike down the insurance requirement. Today’s session will conclude three days of hearings, six hours in all, the longest in 44 years.