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Court Saves Centerpiece of Health Law

Claire McAndrew of Washington, left, and Donny Kirsch of Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after a the court's ruling on health care.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

photo of Maggie Fox
June 28, 2012

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  • Requirement to carry insurance counts as a tax, is constitutional
  • Feds may not take Medicaid from states that refuse to take part
  • Ruling vindicates President Obama's confidence in Affordable Care Act
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