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The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned to the main constitutional question in its review of the nation’s health-care overhaul: whether Congress has the power to require almost all Americans to secure health insurance or pay a penalty.

A day after opening their historic review of the two-year-old law, the justices scheduled two hours of arguments — twice the normal allotment — to consider the issue. The question of the limits of government power has animated the nation’s debate over the health-care law, which has been lauded by President Obama, passed by a Democratic Congress in 2010, and roundly denounced by Republican officeholders and the candidates who want to take Obama’s place.


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