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Florida faces a class action lawsuit over Medicaid for people with disabilities

A judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit alleging that Florida’s Medicaid program has violated federal laws by denying coverage for incontinence supplies for adults with disabilities.

MidPoint: Mental Health Help for the Trans & LGBTQ+ Community

MidPoint hosts local licensed psychologists Dr. Dani Rosenkrantz and Dr. Darleen Gracia, both of whom specialize in LGBTQ+ and trans-affirming mental health care for Jews and the BIPOC community while supporting diversity across the...
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Congress member demands healthcare expansion before millions are unenrolled

Listen: On April 1st, many people may lose healthcare as states review eligibility for Medicaid. Tampa Congress member Kathy Castor is calling for Medicaid to be extended. Florida is one of only ten states that...
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Proposed anti-trans bill may also affect cancer patients

Listen: A bill to ban gender-affirming care for children passed in a Florida House subcommittee Wednesday. However, the bill could also attack unintended targets — including cancer patients. House Bill 1421 would eliminate gender-affirming care...

Many may lose Medicaid benefits during reconsideration period

Millions of people enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic, however,, many people may start to lose coverage soon amidst a reconsideration.

Florida nursing homes are seeing a major rise in severe violations

Florida nursing homes are seeing a rise in severe violations. These incidents have practically doubled since 2019.

MidPoint: Medication abortion pill access

the FDA approved U.S, pharmacies to fill prescriptions for abortion pills for home-based, self-managed abortions, but not in Florida where doing so is a crime. Meanwhile, anti-abortion forces are organizing protests outside the pharmacy chains...
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Medicaid enrollment in Florida to drop after a pandemic surge

Medicaid enrollment soared during the first 3years of the COVID-19 pandemic, but more than 1 million Floridians likely will drop off in 2023.
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MidPoint: Shopping for Medicare plans? SHINE can help.

FREE, UNBIASED help from trained Medicare counselors is available from SHINE Medicare to help seniors choose their Medicare health care coverage for 2023. Appointments with SHINE counselors can be made at 800-963-5337.
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Obamacare open enrollment: Here’s how you can get help signing up for an ACA health care plan

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace began on November 1; Obamacare navigators can help.
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Saturday: free dental cleanings in Manatee County for kids 6-17 years old

On October 29th, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Dental clinic is doing free dental treatments for children 6 to 17 years old.
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MidPoint: FL House Rep. Michele Rayner Discusses the Election

Michele Rayner is going to be re-elected to the Florida House, but she’s still worried about this election. Rayner has been gerrymandered into a new Democratic District 62.

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