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Coakley: Mass. Shows Health Mandate Is Constitutional

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Attorney General Martha Coakley says that the Massachusetts experience provides proof that requiring health insurance is constitutional.

In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Coakley says that having increased the number of people who have health care in this state has benefited state commerce.

The Supreme Court hears arguments in March about whether the national Affordable Care Act goes beyond the limits of the federal Commerce Clause by making health insurance mandatory.

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