Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Health Law

The Supreme Court on November 14 agreed to hear a challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, the signature legislative achievement of President Obama. The development set the stage for oral arguments by March and a court ruling in late June, in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign. The justices agreed to decide not only whether the mandate is constitutional but also, in the case that it is not, how much of the balance of the law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, must fall along with it.

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