Well, now that the health care arguments before the Supreme Court are over, both sides are prepping for the political fallout. No matter which way the court rules in June, health care is bound to be front and center in the presidential campaign.
NPR's Mara Liasson joins me to now to discuss that. Hi, Mara.
MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hello, Robert.
SIEGEL: And first, how are supporters and opponents of the president's health care law feeling or saying they feel after the arguments?
Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 7:28 pm
The number of children diagnosed with autism jumped 23 percent between 2006 and 2008, according to the latest federal estimate.
Now, 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with autism, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rapid rise prompted calls to declare the developmental disorder an epidemic. "This is a national emergency in need of a national plan," Mark Roithmayr, president of the advocacy group Autism Speaks, said at a CDC media briefing Thursday.
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. All this week, the U.S. SUPREME COURT commanded the nation's attention through three days of oral arguments on what may well be its most important case in decades.
The court's ruling could affect the lives of millions, redefine the role and limits of the federal government, and change the character of the 2012 election. We don't expect to know how the justices will rule until late June, but that doesn't stop journalists and legal experts from reading between the lines.