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Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

Hospitals in Florida treating the state’s large uninsured population face losing billions of dollars in federal funding if state lawmakers continue to refuse expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Less Likely Following Midterm Election

Whether or not the state will accept billions of federal dollars to extend health insurance to some of its poorest residents just became less likely.

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Child Death Stats In Florida Don’t Tell The Whole Truth

Despite reform efforts aimed at creating more transparency surrounding the death of children the state is monitoring, those deaths are still being undercounted, according to The Miami Herald.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 4: The Overview

Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.

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DCF Had Contact with Family Two Weeks Before Man Killed His Daughter and Six Grandchildren

Tragic news surfaced this week that a 51-year-old man in Bell, Florida killed his daughter and her six children. The incident also highlights ongoing issues with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). According to reports, DCF had been alerted to problems in the family about two weeks before the deadly killing spree.

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Federal Program Fails To Keep Mentally Ill From Guns

While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.

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Inmate’s Gassing Death Latest In Complaints Against Florida Prisons

Florida’s Department of Corrections (DOC) is under fire again for another round of allegations of abuse and corruption in the state’s prisons.

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Grand Jury Accuses State Agency Of ‘Deliberately’ Undercounting Child Neglect Deaths

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is in hot water, again. This time, a grand jury scolded the agency this week for under reporting child deaths in the state related to abuse or neglect.

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Human Rights Groups Call For Federal Investigation Into Scalding Death At South Florida Prison

A coalition of human rights and religious groups is asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into a scalding death that occurred at a state prison in South Florida.

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State Lawmakers Fail To Pass ALF Reforms, Again

Following a 2011 Miami Herald investigation showing neglect, abuse and death in the state’s assisted living facilities, lawmakers vowed to put reforms in place. However, three years later, the Florida Legislature has yet to pass anything.

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