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Supreme Court Justices Mull Healthcare Law, Individual Mandate

Some Supreme Court justices generally regarded as being likely to reject the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) individual mandate provision were expressing uncertainty today about when and why they should strike down an entire law because they have struck down part of the law.

The court was holding its third and last day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law.

Justice Stephen Breyer asked why the court should refuse to sever provisions such as a PPACA provision promoting breastfeeding if the court ends up invalidating the individual coverage mandate.

Roberts talked about severability earlier.

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