In this file photo, a rally participant holds up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution during an anti-health-care-reform rally by The American Grassroots Coalition and The Tea Party Express on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The ban on MSM (men who have have sex with men) donations was established because in the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, during the 1980s, a major share of cases involved transmission by blood transfusion. Now such cases are rare — less than 1 percent of all new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)
Gerry Kraus, a registered nurse, joins hundreds of physicians in protesting plans for government reform of the health care system at a 2009 rally on Capitol Hill. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times)
Twins Peter (right) and Daniel Belin look at a fish tank as their mom Jennifer watches at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center, where the twins' father works. Dr. Eric Belin was referred to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for his son's treatment by top military physicians.
** FILE ** Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) wields his old gavel as he talks about the issue of health care, during a press conference regarding H-232, the Affordable Health Care Act, on the west steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
** FILE ** Dr. Pedro Jose Greer examines Medicaid patient Kenneth Caldwell, 50, in his office at Mercy Hospital in Miami, where the gastroenterologist has made a career of offering treatment without regard to a patient's ability to pay. (AP Photo)