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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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Education, Civic Engagement in the Sunshine State

Kimbery Brown-Blunt visits the Forum to announce an important Legislative Education Forum to discuss empowering communities through education, justice and civic engagement. Panelist will include...
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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....
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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...
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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.

Tampa Congress member backs bill to close Medicaid gap, bypassing Florida Republicans

Democratic congress member Kathy Castor is backing federal legislation to close the Medicaid gap in Florida. Her Medicaid Saves Lives Act might be Democrats’ key to bypassing Republican efforts to block Medicaid expansion in the...

‘The cavalry has arrived,’ Michigan Governor Whitmer, St. Pete Mayor Kriseman talk American Rescue Plan signing

With the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan now law, Florida is set to receive billions in funding along with direct payments to citizens. St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman joined Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and others...

Radioactivity Thursday: Questions about ACA Open Enrollment? Our guest has answers.

November 19, 2020 Open enrollment for Obamacare is now in full swing in Florida, even as the U.S. Supreme Court listened to oral arguments last week on whether the law is constitutional.  Florida’s Republican attorney...

Using a Navigator to Sign up for the ACA Might Save You Money

The ACA might especially be helpful for those people whose incomes are between the poverty level and 400% above the poverty level.
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Florida Dems highlight “stark differences” from GOP

Congressional Democrats from Florida are highlighting what they call “stark differences” between their policies and Republicans when it comes to issues like taxes, wages, infrastructure and health insurance; during a conference call with reporters Wednesday,...

Best Way to Sign Up for Obamacare? A Navigator Might Help You Save Money

Radioactivity October 27, 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—is Obamacare going away or collapsing? No. Despite some efforts in Congress—the ACA is still with us. The sign up period begins...

How Tampa Bay Republicans could vote on Trumpcare

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the “Trumpcare” Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday — are the Tampa Bay area Republican members of Congress on board? It’s pretty...
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Kathy Castor slams ‘horrendous’ GOP ACA replacement

After years of criticizing the Affordable Care Act and unsuccessfully trying to repeal it, Congressional Republicans have unveiled a replacement; but Democratic Congress member Kathy Castor of Tampa says the proposed ACA replacement will cost...

Full audio of Tampa Town Hall sans Rubio

The week for Congress members to spend in their districts is wrapping up and many of them held town hall meetings to hear from constituents; but a number including Sen. Marco Rubio, also skipped any...

500 at Tampa town hall ask: Where’s Marco?

An overflow crowd of more than 500 packed the Tampa Letter Carriers Hall in West Tampa Wednesday night for a town hall meeting to support the Affordable Care Act, action on climate change and other issues....
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Protests follow President Trump to Florida

President Donald Trump will be in Florida this weekend for the third weekend in a row, and for the third weekend in a row, there will be protests against Trump. On Saturday the president is holding...

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