Lawmakers await Supreme Court healthcare decision

The excruciating wait is nearly over; the high court is poised to release the most anticipated ruling since Bush v. Gore.

The tension on Capitol Hill is palpable on both sides of the aisle.

Lawmakers, with their type-A personalities, are in the unusual and uncomfortable position of being powerless to influence the dramatic events.

There is no lobbying to be done, no communications strategy to deploy — no way to shape the justices’ thinking or turn the outcome.

But there are different ways of coping. 

Read more on The Hill's Healthwatch blog.