Battle Over Obama Health Law Reaches High Court

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ The monumental fight over a health care law
that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before
the Supreme Court this week. The justices will decide whether to
kill or keep the largest expansion in the nation’s social safety
net in more than four decades.

Two years and three days after President Barack Obama signed
into law a health care overhaul aimed at extending medical
insurance to more than 30 million Americans, the high court begins
three days of hearings Monday over the law’s validity.
The challenge from 26 states and a small business group puts the
court smack in the middle of a heavily partisan fight over the
president’s major domestic accomplishment and a presidential
election campaign in which all his Republican challengers oppose
the law.