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Above The Law: Obama health overhaul hits stumbling block

Burlington, Vermont - August 17, 2011.

A new ruling on federal health care reform sets the stage for a fight before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last week, a federal appeals court in Atlanta struck down the requirement in President Obama's health care package which mandates that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

Twenty-six states sued to block the President's requirement for mandatory health care insurance, saying it violates people's rights. A different appeals court upheld the law, and the White House says it's confident the Atlanta ruling won't stand.

Cheryl Hanna is a professor at Vermont Law School. She appeared on The :30 to discuss the new ruling on federal health care reform and how it sets the stage for a fight before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hanna also talked about federal changes to the No Child Left Behind Program.

For more, watch the video from The :30.

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