Health Care

Governor Rick Scott.
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott says Republicans should start chipping away at eliminating the Affordable Care Act. He spoke to Fox News after attending a White House bill signing.

The Oz Blog /

President Donald Trump wants to streamline the U.S. Food and Drug Administration so people with rare diseases can get medication faster. But one Florida resident says the state's government needs to make improvements too.

Leon school and health officials discuss the launch of a new health center at Rickards High School (Feb. 2016)
Ashley Tressel / WFSU News

The Leon County School District is opening a new health center at Rickards High School. The district has partnered with Neighborhood Medical Center to provide healthcare for Southside families and students.

R.Benk / WFSU-News

Georgia’s infant mortality rate is the seventh highest in the nation and the in the state’s southern region, health care outcomes are particularly troublesome. But, one women’s clinic in Thomasville is hoping to help change that with the help of a midwife.

Capital Report: 02-14-2014

Feb 14, 2014

Some changes appear likely for Florida’s criminal justice system. State lawmakers must address the escapes of several felons who used forged court documents to secure their release. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also reviewing its crime lab operations, after the recent arrest of a former chemist suspected of tampering with drug evidence in multiple cases. Sascha Cordner has more on the foibles and their potential fixes.

Capital Report: 07-20-2012

Jul 20, 2012

As Floridians continue cleaning up after Tropical Storm Debby, residents all over the state are filing insurance claims to cover the losses of their homes, boats and cars. The storm also left hundreds of property owners contending with destructive and expensive sinkholes. As Jessica Palombo reports, Debby’s direct hit, months before the peak of hurricane season, adds fuel to a debate over Florida’s property insurance market.

Capital Report: 02-08-2012

Feb 8, 2012

Today’s (Wednesday’s) Florida House Session was a marathon.  Tom Flanigan reports members kicked things off promptly at a quarter-til-eleven in the morning and were scheduled to plow through the budget process until seven in the evening….


House lawmakers spent more time on some issues than others…

Capital Report: 02-02-2012

Feb 2, 2012

Does a bill to privatize about 30 South Florida prisons have enough traction in the Florida Senate? As Sascha Cordner reports, several senators weighed in on the future of the legislation. 

Redistricting is headed for final action in the Republican controlled Florida Legislature. James Call reports, the House began floor debate Thursday with a final vote expected Friday.