DOUBLE WHAMMY

Mass. Health Law to Be Challenged?

As the nine Supreme Court justices meet Friday to vote on the landmark health-care case—even though the decision won't be announced until June—a negative ruling could prompt a challenge against the Massachusetts law that inspired it, according to legal experts and activists. Then governor Mitt Romney introduced the individual mandate when he pushed through his plan in 2006, and the state and national bills have often been called the same plan, although the Massachusetts version has not seen a serious legal challenge.