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Organization works to fill gaps Manatee Memorial left after cuts for uninsured care

We Care Manatee is trying to ensure patients get the care they need after Manatee Memorial cut funding for uninsured and low-income patients.
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Florida challenges the feds on a new health care rule

Florida has sued over a new federal health care rule on treatments like hormone therapy & puberty blockers for transgender people.

DeSantis signs major health care package

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a package of bills that supporters say will help improve access to health care, boost the number of doctors in Florida and address issues such as mental-health treatment.
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Medicaid enrollment in Florida plummets to below 4.8 million

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program dipped slightly below 4.8 million in January, continuing months of decreases.
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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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A judge will rule “as quick as I can” on healthcare restrictions for transgender Floridians

The law, in part, barred doctors from approving puberty blockers and hormone therapy for the treatment of minors with gender dysphoria.
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The Florida Senate president says healthcare access should be expanded but Medicaid should not

Kathleen Passidomo wants to focus on increasing the number of doctors, encouraging technological innovation and boosting medical screenings.
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Florida anticipates a shortage of physicians

A research arm of the Florida Legislature is suggesting ways that lawmakers could increase retention of new doctors
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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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Industry opposes nursing home staffing changes in Florida

Florida’s largest nursing home industry group is opposing a federal proposal that would set staffing standards.
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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...

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