Obama's health care law: A trek, not a sprint

President Barack Obama responds to questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday July 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

March 12, 2012 5:59:37 AM PDT
It took only a year to set up Medicare. But if President Barack Obama's health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place.