Health Care Reform 2012: A History Of U.S. Efforts (SLIDESHOW)

06/23/2012 01:55 pm ET

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law comes after a century of debate over what role the government should play in helping people in the United States afford medical care.

Here's a look at the issue through the years. All photos are by Getty Images. All captions are by The Associated Press.

Health Care Reform Efforts Throughout History

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