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Malik Stanton is among 2 million children in Florida — about half the state’s under-20 population — who depend on the state’s $24 billion Medicaid program for health care. That same health care system very nearly let him die.

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The link between foreclosures and your health, a Republican Medicaid proposal, an anorexic's court victory and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Fraud Investigation: Investigators are probing a Southern California hospital chain’s suspiciously high level of serious infections among older patients, according to a report by CaliforniaWatch’s Lance Williams and Christina Jewett. Could it be Medicare fraud?

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Eleven million Americans have eating disorders. Here are tips on covering this complex disease from a veteran journalist who faced the issue in her own family.


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