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Business group files high court health care appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The National Federation of Independent Business is filing an appeal Wednesday of a portion of the ruling by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the individual insurance requirement.

The appeals court upheld the rest of the law, an outcome the group says is bad for business. The law extends coverage to an additional 30 million people, many through subsidies to purchase private insurance and through an expansion of Medicaid.

The business filing comes the same day the Obama administration's response is due at the Supreme Court in another challenge to the same law.