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Looking Back at Hearings on Health Care Reforms

Here's a final roundup of Texas reactions to the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a lawsuit brought against the federal government by Texas and 25 other states that questions the constitutionality of several key aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Texas Tribune and KTRK-TV in Houston partnered to cover these proceedings and show you how the law has already affected some residents and curated content that explains what's at stake for nearly 6 million Texans who remain uninsured.

The Supreme Court hearings ended Wednesday afternoon. All sides now anxiously await a verdict that is expected to land by June.

In case you missed them, we posted several stories, videos and interactives this week to coincide with the hearings.

Monday: We provided an overview of what to expect, with important links and resources. KTRK's Ted Oberg contributed a report on how some of the provisions already enacted are helping Texas families.

Tuesday: The Tribune Storified the first day of oral arguments, with reaction from Texas stakeholders. Oberg reported on the primary-care workforce shortage in Texas, which is expected to get worse once most of the state's 6 million uninsured residents sign up for benefits.

Wednesday: This timeline tracked reaction to the second and most controversial day of the hearings, in which the justices heard arguments for and against the individual mandate. To close the three-part video series, Oberg reported on the state's lack of preparations for the new law.

Below, we've posted our final Storify timeline outlining the local reaction to Wednesday's two hearings. 

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