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If mandate goes, does the rest of federal reform also fall?

The health reform law passed by a Democratic Congress and President Obama two years ago appeared to be in more jeopardy than ever today after the last of three days of hearings at the US Supreme Court. While Tuesday’s hearing left the impression that the court might vote narrowly to strike down a key part of the law — the mandate requiring individuals to buy insurance — supporters had hoped that the court would leave the rest of the law, or most of it, in tact.