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In this March 23, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, struck down the requirement in the health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. But the divided three-judge panel didn't go as far as a lower court that had invalidated the entire overhaul as unconstitutional.

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Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement

A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

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