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Texas, Feds Face Off Over Planned Parenthood

Texas and the Obama administration are battling over funding for women's health centers in the state. As a result, some Planned Parenthood facilities have closed, limiting access to health care for some women, particularly those on Medicaid.

Court Looks At Whether Mandate Can Separate From Rest Of Health Law

If the Supreme Court decides that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in enacting the part of the law that requires most Americans to either have health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty, does that invalidate the rest of the law? And if not, how much, if any, of the rest of the law should it strike down?

Health Care Mandate At Issue At Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices debated whether it's constitutional for the government to require nearly everyone to have health insurance. President Obama's signature accomplishment could live or die based on the outcome.

Supreme Court Cheat Sheet: A Quick Guide To The Day 2 Arguments

Who offered the most intense questioning? The grimmest hypothetical example? The best food metaphor? Tuesday's session was filled with sharp rhetorical volleys and clever analogies. Here are the highlights.

Mandate's Fate Seems To Rest On Kennedy, Roberts

After Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments, it is clear where the balance of power lies — in the votes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. And the questions they posed to the government were far more direct than the questions posed to the challengers.

Arguments In Health Care Case

NPR's Julie Rovner describes the scene outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where both sides seemed pleased with the debate over the federal health law, and previews Wednesday's arguments.