Health Law Can Stand Even Without Mandate: White House

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 8:01 PM EST) -- The Obama administration told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could survive almost intact even if the central mandate requiring all individuals to have health insurance were deemed unconstitutional.

Although the administration claims that the mandate requiring adults to maintain adequate health insurance is constitutional, attorneys argued in a brief that only the provisions barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions or charging higher premiums to those in poorer health would have to go if...
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