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12/08/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week Jeb Bush shook up the political world with news he is thinking about running for the U.S. Senate seat Republican Mel Martinez will vacant in 2010.

If Bush runs, his record may get a closer vetting than when he left office two years ago with high approval ratings.

One policy that might be examined is Medicaid reform. In 2005, Bush signed legislation aimed at reforming Medicaid, the health insurance program for more than two million low-income families and individuals. Origin...

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Is Medicaid Work Incentive for Florida?

11/30/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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People who are medically eligible to obtain the government health insurance Medicaid might not receive it if they earn too much money to qualify for the need-based program.

A coalition of advocacy, government, and business groups are working to craft legislation that would allow Floridians with disabilities to work but still be able to opt-in to Medicaid insurance.

This morning at the public library in downtown Tampa, about 40 stakeholders learned about the proposed program, called Work...

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