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December 20, 2010 7:16 AM

Health care law may not need individual mandate, some liberals say

Some supporters of the nation’s health care reform law offered a surprising new argument last week: The death of the law’s individual mandate might actually be a good thing. Conservatives have bitterly attacked the insurance requirement for a year as an unconstitutional congressional power grab. Now, however, a small chorus of liberals is suggesting the end of the mandate could help, not hurt, the health care law.

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