Healthcare Law in Appeals Court

Federal judges to review whether health insurance can be mandatory.

Three judges appointed to the bench by Democratic presidents will hear the first appellate arguments on whether requiring Americans to buy health insurance is, as a lower court judge ruled, the same as ordering them to buy broccoli or a Cadillac.

So far, trial court decisions on the law have broken along party lines, with judges appointed by Republican presidents ruling against the law and Democratic-appointed judges ruling in favor of it.

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