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.
Broccoli has come up several times this week at the Supreme Court during arguments the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Unlike the health care debate, the vegetable doesn't have a single attorney on its side. Melissa talks to Ron Midyett, CEO of Apio Inc., a grower/shipper of broccoli.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the last of three days of oral arguments on the fate of President Obama's health care law. The afternoon arguments focused on the issue of the expansion of the Medicaid program.
If the justices find the insurance mandate unconstitutional, will they strike down the entire health care law? The top five moments from Justice Antonin Scalia could offer clues about the thinking of the court's conservative majority.
Growing awareness about PTSD has had a downside, namely that civilians now assume veterans are likely to have psychological issues. Yet while in the military, many say they feel pressure to hide their problems. The recent mass shooting in Afghanistan has fueled misconceptions and further complicated efforts to treat PTSD.
The key issue is whether the health law's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor unfairly compels the participation of states. Many considered this to be the weakest part of the states' challenge to the health law, and during Wednesday afternoon's arguments, justices made their skepticism clear.
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