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Justices back health law, change the political landscape

The 5-to-4 ruling — with conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. the unexpected swing vote — reaffirms the most ambitious and controversial undertaking of Obama’s first term: attempting to guarantee that most of the 45 million Americans without insurance will get better access to medical care.

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