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A man tries to prevent another man from shouting at the beginning of a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

A man tries to prevent another man from shouting at the beginning of a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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People shout at a town hall meeting on healthcare reform hosted by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) in Littleton, Colorado, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

People shout at a town hall meeting on healthcare reform hosted by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) in Littleton, Colorado, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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A constituent gestures at a town hall meeting on health care reform at the South Lakes High School gymnasium in Reston, Virginia, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

A constituent gestures at a town hall meeting on health care reform at the South Lakes High School gymnasium in Reston, Virginia, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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An opponent to health care reform holds a sign as he listens to Congressman David Scott (D-GA) during a town hall meeting on health care reform at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

An opponent to health care reform holds a sign as he listens to Congressman David Scott (D-GA) during a town hall meeting on health care reform at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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People debate at a town hall meeting on health care reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

People debate at a town hall meeting on health care reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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A vehicle with a message on healthcare reform is parked near a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

A vehicle with a message on healthcare reform is parked near a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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A health care reform supporter (L) blocks a sign held by a Lyndon LaRouche supporter at a Health Care Prayer Rally at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hollywood, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

A health care reform supporter (L) blocks a sign held by a Lyndon LaRouche supporter at a Health Care Prayer Rally at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hollywood, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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An audience member takes the Pledge of Allegiance before the arrival of President Obama at a town hall meeting on health insurance reform at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

An audience member takes the Pledge of Allegiance before the arrival of President Obama at a town hall meeting on health insurance reform at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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A woman yells at a town hall meeting on health care reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

A woman yells at a town hall meeting on health care reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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People hold up signs as they attend a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

People hold up signs as they attend a town hall meeting on healthcare reform sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff in Alhambra, California, August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Residents attend a health care reform town hall meeting with congressman Kendrick Meeks in Miami, September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Residents attend a health care reform town hall meeting with congressman Kendrick Meeks in Miami, September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Opponents of the proposed U.S. health care bill are pictured during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, March 21, 2010. Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Sunday said they had the votes to pass a landmark healthcare reform bill seen as critical to President Barack Obama's political standing and legislative agenda. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES...more

Opponents of the proposed U.S. health care bill are pictured during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, March 21, 2010. Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Sunday said they had the votes to pass a landmark healthcare reform bill seen as critical to President Barack Obama's political standing and legislative agenda. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A protestor holds a picture of former U.S. President George Washington crying as several groups hold a "Kill the Bill" rally against President Barack Obama's health care legislation, on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A protestor holds a picture of former U.S. President George Washington crying as several groups hold a "Kill the Bill" rally against President Barack Obama's health care legislation, on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an Organizing for America national healthcare forum at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington August 20, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an Organizing for America national healthcare forum at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington August 20, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ...more

A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES CONFLICT POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An overall view of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber is pictured in this video grab, taken on March 21, 2010, after the House voted to give approval to a sweeping healthcare overhaul on Sunday, expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans and handing President Barack Obama a landmark victory. REUTERS/House TV/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR...more

An overall view of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber is pictured in this video grab, taken on March 21, 2010, after the House voted to give approval to a sweeping healthcare overhaul on Sunday, expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans and handing President Barack Obama a landmark victory. REUTERS/House TV/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the healthcare legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March 23, 2010. Obama sealed a hard-fought victory on Tuesday by signing into law a landmark healthcare reform measure that will help shape his legacy and the Democrats' chances of holding power in the U.S. Congress. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the healthcare legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March 23, 2010. Obama sealed a hard-fought victory on Tuesday by signing into law a landmark healthcare reform measure that will help shape his legacy and the Democrats' chances of holding power in the U.S. Congress. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Doctor Vivek Murthy stands among other bystanders during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court in Washington March 26, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES -...more

Doctor Vivek Murthy stands among other bystanders during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court in Washington March 26, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

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Protesters against (L) and for (R) U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law gather outside the Supreme Court during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act in Washington March 26, 2012. Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed...more

Protesters against (L) and for (R) U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law gather outside the Supreme Court during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act in Washington March 26, 2012. Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

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An opponent of U.S. President Barack Obama's health care reform watches as supporters march past him at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 27, 2012, during the second day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act. President Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Tuesday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices continued hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S....more

An opponent of U.S. President Barack Obama's health care reform watches as supporters march past him at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 27, 2012, during the second day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act. President Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Tuesday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices continued hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

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Members of the public wait on the sidewalk to be allowed inside to watch the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare overhaul, the Supreme Court is taking up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED...more

Members of the public wait on the sidewalk to be allowed inside to watch the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare overhaul, the Supreme Court is taking up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

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Attorney Paul Clement argues on behalf of respondents challenging the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law, while standing before members of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, in this courtroom illustration made March 28, 2012. Clement said the statute wrongly forces individuals to buy insurance and states to take on new financial burdens. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ended more than six hours...more

Attorney Paul Clement argues on behalf of respondents challenging the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law, while standing before members of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, in this courtroom illustration made March 28, 2012. Clement said the statute wrongly forces individuals to buy insurance and states to take on new financial burdens. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ended more than six hours of oral arguments over three days about whether President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law would survive constitutional scrutiny, setting up to deliver a ruling on its fate by late June. REUTERS/Illustration by Art Lien (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS HEALTH) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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Medical students show their support for U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington March 26, 2012. Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED...more

Medical students show their support for U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington March 26, 2012. Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

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Opponents of Obama health care legislation rally on the sidewalk during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare overhaul, the Supreme Court is taking up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED...more

Opponents of Obama health care legislation rally on the sidewalk during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare overhaul, the Supreme Court is taking up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

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Tea party supporter Susan Clark of California, dressed in colonial garb and face paint, protests against the Obama healthcare legislation as the law's supporters and detractors rally on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court, during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Washington March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare...more

Tea party supporter Susan Clark of California, dressed in colonial garb and face paint, protests against the Obama healthcare legislation as the law's supporters and detractors rally on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court, during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Washington March 28, 2012. Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare overhaul, the Supreme Court is taking up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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