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  • Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment

    Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment
    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Some provisions went into effect by the end of that year and some over the following three years. But by popular perception, the act kicked in last Oct. 1, when enrollment for...
  • Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon

    Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon
    Attorney General Pam Bondi would like her previous four years in office to be remembered for closing down pill mills and cracking down on human trafficking. And they will. But they will also be remembered for her tenacious defense of the state's same-...
  • Md. receives $650 million federal grant for foster care

    Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday. The U.S....
  • 2 Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease. The death toll from the...
  • Virginia receives more home visit funds

    Virginia receives more home visit funds
    The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday. "It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
  • Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?

    Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?
    A recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ranked the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. by how much alcohol the average resident consumes each year. Looking at a map of which states are down with the beer, wine and liquor,...
  • Cats taken in hoarding case available for adoption, fostering

      Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering. Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide

    Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
    Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off. Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
  • Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population

    Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population Assistive device products, high-tech communication systems, and innovative pill dispensers are providing needed solutions for both patients and caregivers who are...