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Appeals court rejects constitutional challenge to Obamacare

A federal appeals court has rejected a conservative challenge to President Obama's healthcare law, ruling that the legislation did not violate the U.S. Constitution's "origination clause." Opponents of the health law have brought a series of constitutional challenges to court, none of which have succeeded in derailing the law so far. One came close to doing so in the Supreme Court in 2012 and another seems headed to the high court. By contrast, this latest challenge, although a favored argument in some conservative circles, has gotten little legal traction. The case was brought by Matt Sissel, a self-employed artist from Iowa who has also been a member of the National...