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High court takes up fight over Obama health law

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The United States Supreme Court will spend the next three days hearing arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Opponents of the law, including 26 states, believe a provision that requires individuals to get health insurance is unconstitutional. But the first arguments will concern whether a challenge to the law is premature, since the insurance requirement doesn't take effect until 2014.

In the midst of a presidential election year, all of Obama's Republican challengers oppose the law and promise its repeal, if the high court doesn't strike it down first.

Justices are expected to make their decision by late June.

 

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