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The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the core

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The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the core challenge to the nation's sweeping health care law -- whether Congress overreached its power in an unprecedented requirement that citizens obtain health insurance or face a fine. The court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the health care law in June. The decision could have a major impact on the law, health care and the presidential and congressional elections in the fall. In weighing challenges to the Affordable Care Act, the nine justices must decide just how far Congress can go in requiring citizens and states to buy into a program that seeks to fill the gaps and curb skyrocketing costs in the health care system. Handout. (March 27, 2012)

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