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Only two of 103 listings were accurate, according to a Sarasota Herald-Tribune survey.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a universally-supported bill to bring dentists to underserved communities last year, despite the strong need for more dental care providers.

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Local communities and the federal government prioritize dental care, but Florida's state agencies don't have much to offer, according to a special series in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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In Florida dental practices serving lots of Medicaid patients, parents are often barred from appointments.

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Experts across Florida consider guns among the top public health issues for children. The state legislature has taken action on other public health issues, such as mandating motorcycle helmets. So where are lawmakers on child gun deaths?

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Children are consistently switched from one Medicaid insurance company to another without their parents' consent, and pediatricians continue to have trouble getting their patients the medication and treatment they need, a new survey of Florida pediatricians finds.

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A hearing clinic trying to balance financial reality with needs of children on Medicaid reaches out for community support.

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While nearly half of Florida's kids rely on Medicaid, the program has battled persistent problems that have often left children without proper care. Reporter Maggie Clark of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune shares five key lessons from her reporting deep-dive.

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Maggie Clark reported this story with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism and the National Health Journalism Fellowship, programs of USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism....

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Kids need access to health care and healthy food, and they need their parents to be educated to advocate for them.

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