Health Care Ruling To Be Issued By Supreme Court (LATEST UPDATES)

06/28/2012 08:02 am ET | Updated Jun 28, 2012

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON -- They've known the outcome for three months. Now it's time for the nine Supreme Court justices to share it with the world.

Barring some incredibly strange twist, shortly after 10 o'clock in the morning, Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to reveal the high court's verdict on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The court is not just passing judgment on a major expansion of the social safety net, designed to cover an additional 30 million Americans with health insurance. It is doing so on Obama's signature domestic legislative achievement and in the heat of a fierce presidential campaign.

Some people already were in line Wednesday afternoon hoping to be among the few hundred witnesses to a historic moment that will not be broadcast live on television or radio.

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