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Forty-four percent of insured Florida residents dissatisfied with health coverage, new survey shows

Listen:   A new survey shows that 44 percent of Florida residents are dissatisfied with their health insurance. This comes as Florida ranks 46 out of 50 states for lowest enrollment rates. Healthcare company Curative...
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Dr. Sylvia Campbell reflects on a life of giving back

Dr. Sylvia Campbell is a Tampa surgeon who has spent decades helping the medically needy in the Tampa Bay region and around the world.  Campbell discussed her work on Tuesday (Oct. 17) on WMNF WaveMakers...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...

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.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Medicaid processing issues A state Senate committee met yesterday morning in Tallahassee to discuss Florida’s turbulent Medicaid redetermination process. One key topic on the table was excessively long wait times for Medicaid’s call center.  ...

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.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., October 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Young Floridians lost Medicaid Half of Floridians losing Medicaid coverage are 20 years or younger. Democratic state legislators are calling for more to be done to prevent loss of coverage.   Radioactive road materials Republican...
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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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Panel looks at Medicaid enrollment in Florida after half a million people lose coverage

A Florida Senate committee will receive information about Medicaid “redeterminations” after enrollment dropped by more than 500,000 people.
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Florida Republican files a bill to make annual skin cancer screening free

The bill would require health insurance policies to cover annual skin cancer screenings performed by dermatologists.
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KidCare health insurance premiums are covered in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco, Hernando and other Idalia counties

Florida Healthy Kids will cover the costs of September premiums for KidCare health insurance in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Idalia.
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Medicaid enrollment continues declining in Florida

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program dropped again in August -- this time by more than 105,000 people.

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