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Supreme Court hearings on health care reform begin this week
By Insure.com staff

PBS NewsHour will provide extensive online and on-air reporting and analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court hearings this week on health care reform.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to begin the three days of hearings on Monday.

President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law two years ago to reform the health care system. Twenty-six states and other groups challenged the law's constitutionality. A primary issue is whether the government can require people to have health insurance. Under the law's individual mandate, most people will have to have health insurance coverage or face penalties starting in 2014.

PBS NewsHour will provide nightly on-air analysis and coverage of the hearing, online updates on the scene outside the court, and a daily online primer on the case each morning, including questions and answers with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. A roundup of coverage will also be published in the show's daily political newsletter, the Morning Line.

More information about the coverage schedule and a health care reform timeline can be found on the PBS NewsHour website.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case sometime in June.

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