"The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 11-393 is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 11-400 is granted limited to the issue of severability presented by Question 3 of the petition. The cases are consolidated and a total of 90 minutes is allotted for oral argument."
—An announcement Nov. 14 from the Supreme Court that it will take up legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"The implementation of ICD-10 will create significant burdens on the practice of medicine with no direct benefit to individual patients' care."
—American Medical Association President Peter W. Carmel, M.D., in a statement Nov. 15 after the group's House of Delegates voted to fight ICD-10 implementation.

"I'm very healthy for my age. so, death and dying isn't on my mind a lot."
—Mary McGee, 53, in a USA Today article about baby boomers who don't have living wills.