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As the debate over ObamaCare raged, President Obama strenuously denounced the charge that the mandate (requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine) was a tax during an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

Now that several states, including Virginia and Missouri, are fighting back, however, the Obama administration has changed its tune in court.

According to The New York Times, "In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is 'a valid exercise' of Congress's power to impose taxes."
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