Health care

Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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East Tampa doctor transforms former nightclub into wellness center

On Monday, a new wellness hub opened in the site of a former nightclub. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and more.
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Florida Department of Children & Families addresses turbulent Medicaid redetermination process, excessive call wait times

A state Senate committee met to discuss Florida' s Medicaid redetermination process. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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State legislators sound alarm on Floridians losing Medicaid coverage

Half of Floridians losing Medicaid coverage are 20 years or younger, and Democratic state legislators are calling for more to be done.
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‘We can’t sit and do nothing’: Despite challenges Floridians are are still fighting for access to health care

Allison Holmes says there are more than 22,000 on a waitlist for Florida’s home-and community-based Medicaid waiver program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She and her son JJ were at a legislative meeting...
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The Scoop: Wed., September 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Polk County man killed Polk County deputies shot and killed a man last night on Westside Ridge Blvd in the city of Auburndale. After 55-year-old Angelo Theodore Curcione threatened officers and deputies with a knife,...
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Florida House of Representatives now has a Select Committee on Health Innovation

Health care could be a key issue during the 2024 Florida Legislative session; House Select Committee on Health Innovation is created.
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Lawsuit filed against limiting college instruction Students, professors, and supporters of New College filed a lawsuit against the University System of Florida’s Board of Governors and the New College Board of Trustees over a law...

Rebooting American Health Care. Unprecedented Behavior. Captivating Music.

Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein – We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care Few of us need convincing that the American health insurance system needs reform. But many of the existing proposals focus on...
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The Scoop: Fri., August 4, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Wakulla Springs faces possible development Locals are trying to protect Wakulla Springs ahead of a meeting that could jeopardize its future. Environmental advocates and Wakulla County residents are protesting proposed changes that may threaten a...

U.S Representative calls for action at local hospital amid nation’s drug shortages

Listen: Prescription drug shortages reached a five-year peak at the end of last year. Now, a Tampa congress member joined medical professionals at a local hospital Thursday to call for change. Congress member Kathy Castor...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

Listen: Florida prisoners living with HIV Florida now leads the country in the percentage of prisoners living with HIV. WMNF’s Chris Young reports on the various causes that may have led our state to this...

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 30, 2023

LISTEN HERE: DOMESTIC CALL TO POLICE ENDS WITH DEATH Early Tuesday morning, Pinellas Park Police shot and killed 36 year old Jared Daniel Rudderham as they responded to a domestic call on 94th Avenue North...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Doctor says new DeSantis medical laws are ‘freedom for me not thee’

Dr. David Berger, a board-certified pediatrician and USF nursing professor, was a guest on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet & Tom where he discussed the politicization of healthcare decisions in Florida, from reproductive rights to medical...
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Nearly one million Floridians could lose their health insurance; here are their options

About 900,000 Floridians are at risk of losing their health insurance through Medicaid. Here are their options.

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