Appeals Court Backs Obama Health-Care Law


A U.S. appeals court Tuesday upheld a lower court decision that had dismissed a challenge to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and found the minimum coverage requirement was constitutional.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that found requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance coverage by early 2014 or face a penalty was constitutional and had dismissed a lawsuit challenging it.

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky in Washington, editing by Will Dunham)