Obamacare rally Access to health care is expected to be a centralissue of the 2020 presidential election, and the justices couldhear the Obamacare dispute weeks before Americans head to thepolls. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)

The Trump administration is arguing that the U.S. Supreme thatthe Affordable Care Act "must fall" after Congress eliminated thetax penalty on individuals who failed to purchase healthinsurance.

The individual mandate to buy health insurance cannot be severedfrom the signature Obama-era health care law, U.S. SolicitorGeneral Noel Francisco argued in the Justice Department'sbrief, because of how connectedit was to other features of the popular law.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle