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Florida politicians erected roadblocks to the ACA from the beginning — from joining in the 2010 lawsuit to thwart the law to placing restrictions on what insurance helpers called navigators can tell people seeking advice. Even so, advocates have been trying to get the word out.

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As the Medicaid expansion became a higher priority for lawmakers, two state bills that would eliminate a five-year waiting period to access a public health insurance program for at least 20,000 lawfully residing poor children failed to pass this year.

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Aware that her children were ineligible for the state's health care program, Irina Flores-Montalban, 38, found herself facing a painful dilemma: choosing which of them to insure.

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The medical equivalents of U-Haul, Home Depot and rental rug shampooers, self service operating rooms have been the subject of debate and excitement.

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How much did the tobacco industry give to state candidates, committees, and ballot measures during the 2012 election cycle? 

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The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.

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Sophia, 44, works up to 40 hours per week at a Mexican restaurant in Gurnee, Ill., making $10 an hour. With every paycheck, she said, $136 goes to payroll taxes, $62 of which goes to Social Security and Medicare. But as an undocumented immigrant, she will never receive those entitlements.

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Some doctors leave the healing arts altogether and become fulltime prescription writers.

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Three journalists in the West have come out with refreshingly thorough and thoughtful treatments of local shaken baby cases, while a steady stream of plea bargains flows under the news net....

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Florida's controversial Medicaid privatization program has made the system more difficult to navigate over the past decade, according to some patients and health advocates. Has the U.S. Supreme Court's ACA ruling given the state an opening to expand privatization further?

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