Parts of health care law may still stand even if the insurance mandate falls

Branden Largent

Several Supreme Court justices may be open to keeping parts of the health care law alive, even if the core of the law is found unconstitutional.

For the past three days, lawyers have presented arguments in front of the Supreme Court over whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act should legally require every American citizen to have health care.

Wednesday marks the last day of arguments, justices are questioning Paul Clement, who represents 26 states looking to strike down the law out completely, according to the Associated Press.

Clement told the justices "the rest of the law cannot stand."

Chief Justice John Robert mentioned the the changes in the law besides the insurance mandate, saying many of the provisions "have nothing to do with what we are" talking about.