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Florida Counties Defy Rick Scott’s Obamacare Navigator Ban

Individual counties in Florida have decided not to follow state officials in their call to block federal employees tasked with enrolling Floridians for health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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Gov. Rick Scott Takes Obamacare Navigators Fight To Congress

For the past month, Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials have been launching a political fight over people hired by the federal government to enroll Florida residents. Now, Scott has taken his concerns over to Congress.

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Florida Governor And Attorney General Level Criticism On Obamacare ‘Navigators’

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi have set their sights on another aspect of the health care reform law: the people hired by the federal government to help uninsured Floridians.

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Head Of Agency Meant To Protect Nursing Home Residents Resigns Amid Controversy

Jim Crochet, Florida’s long-term care ombudsman, turned in his resignation papers this week as the Department of Elder Affairs continues to conduct an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing.

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Feds Sue Florida for ‘Warehousing’ Disabled Kids in Nursing Homes

Ashley Lopez: The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida in Fort Lauderdale for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by “warehousing” hundreds of disabled children in nursing homes.

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Florida’s DCF Secretary Resigns Amid Contreversy

Ashley Lopez: David Wilkins, the secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), resigned this week.

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Florida’s 32-Year Hunt for Fields of Green

Steve Miller: Last year, taxpayers paid $436,771 to various law enforcement agencies around the state to help them get rid of pot gone wild.

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Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment Gets Big Backer

Ashley Lopez: The initiative to get a state amendment granting the right to marijuana for medical purposes recently received a big donor.

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In Florida Prescription Pill Database, Privacy Concerns

Ashley Lopez: Health and law enforcement officials are in hot water after prescription information for about 3,300 Floridians was released to prosecutors and defense attorneys without their consent.

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Gov. Rick Scott Criticizing ‘Obamacare,’ Again

Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott, whose first foray into politics was launching a campaign aimed at stopping momentum for the health care reform law in 2009, is back to criticizing the law.

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