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Judges ask pointed questions in ACA appeal hearing

Pointed questions asked by a panel of three judges from the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans raised the prospect that they might favor striking down the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most people to enroll in insurance or pay a fine, but it's not clear they would go as far as invalidating the entire health care law. During oral arguments, attorneys representing Democratic attorneys general and the House of Representatives argued that Congress did not intend for the entire law to collapse when it repealed the individual mandate penalty as part of a tax package in 2017.

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