Robert Yochem, 45, of Baltimore
March 28, 2012 What happens when impassioned demonstrators come this close to each other? Opponents and defenders of the new national health care law found out this week, sometimes facing off outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices inside heard three days of oral arguments on the law's constitutionality.
Outside the Supreme Court on Sunday, some of those who were lined up to get seats inside the courtroom.
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March 26, 2012 Three days of oral arguments begin this morning.
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Faith-based groups that share health-care expenses struggle with the question of how much of the burden to share.
April 26, 2011 Members of health care sharing ministries pay monthly shares and pool their money to cover each others' expenses. Under the new health law, ministry members are exempt from the mandate to buy individual coverage. But they may not be covered for expensive pre-existing conditions.
April 25, 2011 As expected, the justices will let the challenges work their way through the federal judicial system.
March 22, 2011 In the wake of the passage of the federal health care overhaul law, a Washington State panel gets national notice for its payment rulings. Some critics see the panel as giving a chilling sign of the future through its decisions on what medical procedures and devices to pay for.
March 7, 2011 Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has a tough task ahead of him as he explains the differences between his health care law enacted when he was governor of Massachusetts and the new new federal health care law signed by President Obama.
February 8, 2011 Harvard legal scholar Laurence Tribe argues the Supreme Court will follow precedent, not politics, in deciding on whether the new health care law is constitutional.
February 7, 2011 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce, Obama used a patriotic message to urge business leaders to invest to create more jobs in the U.S. An obvious challenge of this appeal: Globalization means many U.S. businesses are owned and operated by non-Americans.
February 1, 2011 The Republican minority leader offered a repeal amendment Tuesday, moving his push for an up-or-down Senate vote to repeal the 2010 health care law a step closer to fruition.
February 1, 2011 Some South Dakota lawmakers propose a gun purchase mandate as a poke at the federal health care law. But while one of the lawmakers said the law was meant to underscore the absurdity of such mandates, states can and do mandate actions all the time, like school attendance or auto insurance.
January 24, 2011 Obama will defend federal spending on investments even as Republicans are demanding spending cuts. The investments are necessary for the nation to compete globally in the 21st century, he will say. He's also expected to defend his health care law.
January 7, 2011 The narrow split in the public between those for and against repeal of the health care law ensured the messaging fight being waged by lawmakers and the Obama Administration would intensify.
January 6, 2011 The administration said repeal would return the nation to a time the sick could lose health insurance. The administration cited the CBO estimate that a repeal would boost deficits over a 10-year period by $230 billion.
A venomous brown snake swims in Australia's flooded Fitzroy River, which broke its banks and inundated much of Rockhampton.
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January 4, 2011 Congress to vote on health care law; Pakistani governor assassinated; Australians face more flooding; Ivory Coast's Gbagbo still won't leave; Gbagbo as a verb
January 3, 2011 House Republicans vowed in their Pledge to America to make repeal a priority. Hence the early vote.
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