Experts: Predictions of Health Law's Demise May Be Premature

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After three days of oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court, most handicappers are predicting the death of a controversial health care reform law provision that requires individuals by 2014 to have health care insurance or pay a penalty. Other experts, however, are not so sure the law is history. Simon Lazarus, public policy counsel at the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Washington, tells BNA that it is not clear that Justices Roberts or Kennedy will vote to strike PPACA's individual mandate. Lazarus co-wrote an amicus brief supporting the law on behalf of several disease advocacy groups.

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