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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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Floridians Don’t Like Rubio’s Immigration Stance Or Zimmerman But Support Medical Marijuana

Recent polling didn’t just find that Floridians are moving away from congressional Republicans, they also aren’t keen on Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration stance or George Zimmerman—but they are in support of a medical marijuana initiative.

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Obamacare Exchanges Go Online In Florida, Are Met With Strong Demand

An online marketplace where people can compare and shop for health insurance went online this week. So, far Floridians have been signing up in droves.

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Florida Legislators Will Pay More For Health Insurance Next Year

Florida lawmakers will be paying more for health care soon.

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