With the House expected to vote to defund last year's health overhaul law and frequent battles in the Senate over repealing the law all together, things have been pretty ugly here in Washington.But this week brought a small win for moms.
Both supporters and opponents of the health overhaul law routinely refer to the requirement that most people get health insurance or pay a penalty as the measure's "linchpin."But is it?Not everyone thinks so."
Florida is the epicenter of a prescription drug abuse epidemic. Each day in communities from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale, thousands of doses of powerful narcotics like oxycodone are dispensed in pain clinics — storefront operations also called "pill mills."
There's only one thing that seems pretty clear about the constitutionality of the provision of the health law that requires most individuals to either have insurance or pay a penalty starting in the year 2014: The final say is likely to come from the Supreme Court.But that's not likely to happen for