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Experts Spar On Legality Of Health Care Reform Law

Law360 (February 2, 2011, 4:45 PM EST) -- Oregon's attorney general, O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Jones Day attorneys, and legal scholars sparred before a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday over the constitutionality of a health care law provision requiring individuals to purchase private health insurance.

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from experts on both sides of the debate on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives Congress unprecedented — and unconstitutional — regulatory powers.

At the heart of the debate is whether Congress can require individuals to buy health insurance from...
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