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SCOTUS takes on tax/penalty issue in opening health reform arguments

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With throngs of protesters and supporters gathered outside, the US Supreme Court on 26 March heard the first in a series of oral arguments scheduled over three days in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – health care reform – with the justices appearing to reject the idea that an 1860s tax law would deprive them from making a judgment.




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