March 27th, 2012
07:43 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

The race to the Republican presidential nomination remains up in the air.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Toda's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Pro-Affordable Care Act briefing - The Supreme Court holds another day of hearings on the legality of the Affordable Care Act and, once again, there are no TV cameras inside the courtroom.  But there will be plenty of action outside the courthouse, with supporters of the law briefing reporters.  The Tea Party Patriots will hold an anti-Act briefing at 10:15 am ET, while Act opponents hold a "Hands Off My Health Care" rally at 1:00 pm ET.

10:30 am ET - Gingrich in Maryland - GOP candidate Newt Gingrich isn't giving up his presidential dreams without a fight.  He speaks to reporters this morning in Annapolis, Maryland.

12:00 pm ET - John King live chat - CNN's John King returns to CNN.com Live to talk politics and whatever else is on his mind.  You can ask him questions via Twitter @JohnKingCNN and participate in the conversation.

12:30 pm ET - Santorum rally - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is in Wisconsin today for a series of rallies, starting with one in Beaver Dam.  He'll hold a similar event in Janesville at 7:00 pm ET.

3:00 pm ET - Trayvon Martin's parents attend Capitol Hill forum - The parents of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin will sit in on a forum, organized by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, regarding hate crimes and racial profiling.  Their attorney is expected to participate.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Mercenary For Hire

    Just as it is the responsibility of every driver to have an automobile insurance policy, by law, so to should it be every individual's responsibility to have their own medical insurance policy. I am sick and tired of paying more out of my pocket to cover low-life losers whom are either too damned cheap to purchase their own policy or just like to take advantage of we, the hard-working middle-class Americans. Purchasing health insurance coverage should be a mandate going forward, regardless of where you purchase a policy, whether through your employer, private or public – every American needs to have health insurance.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    What you say is right in its own perspective. However it should also be kept in view that Health care is every American's basic right not a privilege. Health insurance is exploitative in league with Big Pharma and others related to this industry. That also has to be taken into account.
    The whole kit & caboodle geared towards making money off of average Americans needs serious and honest revision.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    We have more M.D.'s in Boston than can be found in all of J apan. More lawyers in Seattle too. This is what's wrong with our healthcare system. We have too many people making money on the wrong end of the deal. AFTER the damages of poor diet/lack of excercise have thrashed peoples bodies to where they need prescription drugs and surgical procedures. We need to make the preventative health industry more profitable than the after-diseased body health industry. "Look mom. It pays better to teach PE than it does to liposuck."

    March 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Japan is an extremely small country.
    I'm not surpriserd by this stat, but it bears little in relation to what is wrong with healthcare in this country.

    I agree with saywhat.
    It isn't so much the individual as it is the business ent ity that needs to be looked at.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Uposcrabblenyk

    What fits into Mother Russia? Look at puny J apan. HAHAHAHA. And we can fit a whole continent. Look at Australia fit inside Russia. HAHAHAHA.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    We need to make it profitable for those families who are living health conscious lives.
    Showing others who choose to; sit in their cars, sit in their cubicles, sit in their family room playing videos, sit in their home offices going online to order dinner... ect...

    Maybe throwing out the TV, Video game, Computer
    Maybe choosing to live a life of adventure in the outdoors; Biking, swimming, mountain climbing, combing thru the millions of different insects, trees, birds, rocks, ect ...

    The things to do other than live a contemporary life, that seems to speed up the process of death are endless, if we just look around and use our imagination.

    The rewards our kids could have in this way of life will ripple out to your grandchildren and their children, and so on...

    March 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ©

    Mary, do you practice what you preach? I am not talking about your bible study. When was the last time you and Philip took a hike in the great outdoors.?

    March 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |