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Justices Suggest Parts of Health-Care Law May Be Thrown Out
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated during three days of arguments that they may reject the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul — its requirement that Americans obtain insurance — and bring down other parts of the law with it. The court concluded its hearings today on Obama’s signature domestic achievement, designed to extend health coverage to 32 million people. After casting doubt yesterday on the insurance mandate’s survival, they tangled on the final day over the consequences such a ruling would have.