TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's attorney general has concerns about the proposed health care bill moving through Congress.
Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said Tuesday he's concerned about the constitutionality of the bill and a requirement that people pay a fine or tax if they don't obtain the required health insurance. McCollum said the requirement is particularly troubling to Floridians guaranteed by the state Constitution to be free of government intrusion.
McCollum's office said the attorney general is joining colleagues from around the country to evaluate the legislation and specifically a provision that provides 100 percent federal Medicaid funding to only Nebraska.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.