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The individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act is before the U.S Supreme Court and Congressman Aaron Schock was in the courtroom as justices heard oral arguments.

Schock says he doesn't know how the justices will decide but he says the mandate is hurting businesses and job growth.

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Schock says he's against the mandate and offers a few alternatives to providing healthcare coverage for those who can't afford it.

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Schock says employers are uncertain about what the costs will be on their own healthcare premiums plus the taxes and penalties that come along with the ACA.

He doubts healthcare through a centralized system will mean better care for individuals. But, he says the final decision is left up to the Supreme Court justices. They're expected to rule sometime in July.

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