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Justices hear arguments on killing all or part of reform law
Modern Healthcare

In morning arguments Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices wondered aloud whether they would be doing greater harm to Congress’ intent by either striking just one provision or axing the entire sprawling bill.

Three lawyers gave the court sharply different views of the question. Paul Clement, an attorney for critics of the law, including the National Federation of Independent Business, urged the court to follow Justice Antonin Scalia’s apparently preferred path of striking down the entire law if the individual mandate to purchase insurance is deemed unconstitutional.

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