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In surprise move, Supreme Court to hear healthcare law challenge
In surprise move, Supreme Court to hear healthcare law challenge

The Supreme Court put President Obama's healthcare law back into legal peril, announcing it would consider a conservative group's claim that the law does not allow the government to subsidize health insurance for low and middle-income Americans in two-thirds of the states. The announcement surprised legal observers who had expected the justices to wait on the issue, at least until a court of appeals here had finished considering it. Friday's decision to quickly move ahead provided a strong indication that at least four justices remain determined to undo central elements of the law. Two years ago, the court's conservatives came one vote short of striking down the...

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