In what’s being called a showdown over the Obama administration's health care overhaul, the Supreme Court announced this morning that its justices will consider a challenge brought forth by a faction of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states, as well as the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs.

The case, which involves whether Congress exceeded its constitutional powers when it required most individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty, follows several varied lower court rulings on the constitutionality of the law’s insurance mandate.

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