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The Trump administration is arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act “must fall” after Congress eliminated the tax penalty on individuals who failed to purchase health insurance.

The individual mandate to buy health insurance cannot be severed from the signature Obama-era health care law, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in the Justice Department’s brief, because of how connected it was to other features of the popular law.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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