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Democratic-Led States, House Seek High Court Review on Obamacare

  • Appeals seek expedited hearing, decision backing law by June
  • Lower court ruling voided provision, cast doubt on rest of law
Nancy Pelosi, center, speaks during an event with House and Senate Democrats on protecting the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2019.
Nancy Pelosi, center, speaks during an event with House and Senate Democrats on protecting the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2019.Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg
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Democratic-led states and the U.S. House asked the Supreme Court to schedule fast-track review of the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, saying legal uncertainty is threatening the nation’s health-care system.

In two appeals filed Friday, lawmakers and state officials urged the high court to issue a definitive ruling upholding Obamacare during the term that runs through June. A federal appeals court decision last month found a key piece of the original 2010 law unconstitutional and raised questions about the rest of it.