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Obama Health-Care Law Survives Constitutional Challenge in Washington Case

The Obama administration's health- care reform law survived a constitutional challenge in federal court in Washington, marking the third U.S. victory against cases seeking to block the measure.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought in June by five individuals who claimed the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring people to procure minimum insurance coverage starting in 2014 is unconstitutional.

In a 64-page opinion, Kessler said Congress was acting "within the bounds" of its constitutional Commerce Clause power when it imposed the insurance requirement.

Read the complete Bloomberg story, "Obama Health-Care Law Survives Constitutional Challenge in Washington Case."

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