New plea to rule on health mandate

A business trade group and four of its members have made a new plea to the Supreme Court to go ahead and decide the constitutionality of the mandate that virtually all Americans must obtain health insurance by the year 2014 — the most controversial section of the new federal health care law.  In a letter filed last month, and available here, the National Federation of Independent Business indicated that the Court — in a mostly unrelated ruling on April 24 — appears to have already given itself permission to go ahead and decide that constitutional question.


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