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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Still Unlikely Amid Mixed Reports

Despite reporting that there is some effort to get Florida Republicans to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage to about a million people in the state, lawmakers and experts say this part of the Affordable Care Act still faces a really tough fight in the Florida Legislature.

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Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution Amid Lethal Injection Drug Controversy

The state of Florida has been embroiled in another controversy over its execution practices as of late—and the issue made its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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Florida Veterans Face Some Of The Longest Waits For Disability Claim Appeals

St. Petersburg tops a list of cities in the U.S. with the most pending disability claims for former service members.

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FCIR Interim Editor Discusses Medical Complaint Investigation On WLRN

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Interim Editor Eric Barton went on WLRN’s show the Florida Roundup to discuss FCIR’s recent investigation into delays in complaints against medical professionals.

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Report: Fast Food Industry Is Costing Florida Millions

A new report from the University of California-Berkeley shows that low-paying fast food jobs are costing Florida millions of dollars every year.

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Cargos De Conducir Ebrio Y Prostitución No Impiden Que Médico Del Sur De La Florida Renueve Su Licencia

El Dr. Evan Zimmer ha sido encausado por confabulación, declarado culpable de delitos menores de conducir ebrio y buscar una prostituta y en un momento la Junta Médica de la Florida consideró que “no puede practicar medicina con la destreza y seguridad razonables”.

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Las Denuncias Médicas En Florida Acumulan Polvo, Permiten A Los Acusados Seguir Practicando

Los profesionales de la medicina en la Florida se aferran a sus licencias y siguen operando mientras las autoridades estatales tienen que hacer frente a un prolongado proceso disciplinario que puede demorar años.

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Drunken Driving And Soliciting A Prostitute Didn’t Stop One South Florida Doctor From Getting His License Reinstated

Dr. Evan Zimmer has been indicted for racketeering, convicted separately with the misdemeanors offenses of drunk driving and soliciting a prostitute. Something he’s also managed to do: to hold on to his medical license.

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Florida Medical Complaints Gather Dust, Often Allowing The Accused To Continue To Practice

Medical professionals in Florida hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the state grapples with a lengthy disciplinary process that can take years.

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Health Care Exchange Problems Persist In Florida

A deluge of Floridians have visited the federal health care exchange websites, but what most people have seen are error messages. Things haven’t gotten much better in the two weeks since the websites were launched as a key piece of the Affordable Care Act.

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