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August 15th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Appeals court says government can't force you to buy insurance – will health care reform go to the Supreme Court?

Washington (CNN) - A federal appeals court has tossed out key provisions of the sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Obama, setting up a likely election-year showdown at the Supreme Court over the landmark legislation.

A 2-1 panel of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday found that the law's "individual mandate" section - requiring nearly all Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties - was an improper exercise of federal authority.

On American Morning this morning, CNN legal contributor Paul Callan talks with Alina Cho and Carol Costello on the legal implications of this decision and whether the case is headed to the Supreme Court.


Filed under: Health care • Law
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  1. Andy Sansone

    Paul always does a great job breaking down complex legal issues. Always enjoy his segments.

    August 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm |