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6:32 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

FAMU Health Officials Say Frank Conversations On Sex Needed To To Combat Ignorance, Health Issues

The @FAMUHealth twitter team, along with Center Director Tanya Tatum(R) and Randy Henley (center)
LHatter WFSU News

Florida A&M University’s health center director Tanya Tatum takes her job seriously. So when she read a story about a pregnant student at South Carolina’s Benedict College, her own resolve for the center’s sexual education efforts was strengthened:

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Health & Science
4:04 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Sponsor Hopes Third Time Is the Charm For Assisted Living Reform Bill

Senator Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood
Florida Senate

A bill aimed at overhauling Florida’s assisted living homes is back for the third year in a row. The proposal, aimed at cracking down on unlicensed facilities, has previously been okayed by the Senate but failed in the House.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Feds Release Some Cost Data About Health Insurance On Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the cost for purchasing insurance on federal exchanges is coming in lower than expected.

Florida is one of more than 30 states where consumers can use the federal exchanges, but there are several caveats within HHS’ report.

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Health & Science
5:13 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Florida To Seek More Federal Dollars For Hospitals Treating Low-Income Patients

Florida’s state healthcare agency plans to ask the federal government for$3 billion this year to cover the cost of treating low-income and uninsured patients. The request is aimed at boosting the so-called LIP pool for hospitals and other health care providers.

Florida received its initial low-income pool, or LIP, funding from the federal government eight years ago, as part of a Medicaid managed care pilot project. Now that pilot is a permanent program, and is also statewide. It's also time to renew the waiver.

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Health & Science
5:24 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

More Delays Ahead For Florida's Small Business Health Insurance Marketplace

Florida Health Choices website

As federal insurance exchanges prepare to go live in a matter of weeks, Florida’s own state-based insurance marketplace is still trying to get off the ground.

Florida Health Choices was designed to cater to small businesses and others who won’t have access to the federal exchanges and its CEO, Rose Naff, says that’s where her program comes in:

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