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New report says many needy people skip routine medical care in states (like Florida)...

Low-income people in states that opted not to expand Medicaid are more likely to go without even routine medical examinations because of the cost,...

In the aftermath of Michael, Gov. Scott warns residents to be careful

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Thursday said it's far too early to understand how much damage Hurricane Michael inflicted on the state, but warned...

Federal opioid legislation could help pull South Florida out of crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Friday that may help combat South Florida’s opioid crisis, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.The package of...
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A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 10

State and Local Government Structure and OperationBALLOT SUMMARY: "Requires legislature to retain department of veterans’ affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of...

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 9

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor WorkplacesBALLOT SUMMARY: "Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil...

E-cigarette use an “epidemic” among Florida teens

The number of Florida teens and pre-teens – ages 11 to 17 – who use e-cigarettes has spiked 60 percent in the last year,...
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Physician burnout in the Sunshine State

Physicians in the U.S. – including in Florida – say they’re facing career burnout at worse rates than before and 78 percent of the...
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to give Florida $61.7 million to fight...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that it will give Florida $61.7 million to help fight the state’s opioid crisis,...

Census Bureau: Millions of people don’t have health insurance. Florida is no exception.

The Census Bureau is looking at how many people are uninsured in the U.S., and Florida’s numbers are in the millions.People nationwide without health...
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State finance problems loom as next governor comes into office

Florida’s next governor and Legislature will face looming state finance challenges as well as concerns about threats to the tourism industry that yields billions...

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