Take advantage of the health-care ruling


View Photo Gallery: Like our waistlines, the number of eating challenges and gargantuan menu items on D.C. area menus is growing, from extreme hot wings and four-pound burritos to six-pound milkshakes and 28-inch pizzas. For restaurant details — including directions, hours and more — visit the Going Out Guide.

The news about this morning’s Supreme Court health-care decision will no doubt raise all kinds of questions, such as: How will the health-care ruling affect your coverage?

Here at GOG headquarters — after we had fully absorbed the significance of the historical moment, of course — our big question was: How will the health-care decision affect the annual Congressional Baseball game tonight? Might this be a year of epic trash-talking? Will a liberal batter get beaned by a wild pitch? Could a brawl ensue, resulting in a black eye for Joe Baca (D-California) or a fat lip for Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina)? The only way to know is to head to Nats Park tonight at 7:05 for the yearly showdown that got its start in 1909.

We mulled over other potential ramifications of the ruling, too, such as: Now that so much of the population will have insurance, it seems like a safe time to consider some seriously gluttonous food challenges. Concerns over coverage may have held you back from trying BGR’s 9-Pounder, but now you can eat your weight in meat, cheese and pickle slices with a little less stress.

I know what you’re thinking. This is a tasteless — and somewhat reckless — suggestion. So if you’re going to do it, at least burn a few calories first, after checking out some ideas for fun (and occasionally strange) ways to stay in shape.

Only in Washington.

Washington-area native Stephanie Merry covers movies and pop culture for the Post.

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