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Appeals Court Upholds Health Care Law; Many More Challenges In Pipeline

"In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Obama's health care overhaul, a judicial panel in Cincinnati on Wednesday affirmed an earlier ruling that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage," The Associated Press reports.

But, as the wire service notes, "more than 30 legal challenges have been filed over the health care overhaul. The case is expected to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court."

Watch for more over at the Shots blog.

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET:The decision is posted here.

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