Capital Report: 08-09-2013
A group of researchers has won state approval to exhume bodies buried on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, some wonder what happens next?
Florida insurance regulators say to expect health plans sold on federal insurance exchanges could up to 40% more than what is currently sold for individual policies. But as Lynn Hatter reports, the amount people will actually have to pay, and what they’ll get for their money could be very different than the initial estimates might imply.
A proposed Florida constitutional amendment setting aside money for land conservation pits environmental groups against small-government advocates. As Jessica Palombo reports, the state’s public-land purchasing budget has been slashed in recent years, with some lawmakers arguing that mandating an amount that must be spent on conservation makes no fiscal sense.
At least one Florida hospital has stopped giving its patients wristband to show they want to opt out of certain resuscitative measures. Chris Ford looks at why the decision was made and what it means to the larger discussion of the balance between patient privacy and patient wishes.
After the Miami Herald connected a South Florida steroid clinic to a number of high school athletes, some in the high school athletic world began wondering if this is a growing problem, or just an isolated incident. As Ryan Benk reports, the governing body for high school sports in Florida weighed in this week, but if the recommendations are any indication, Florida High School Athletic Association leaders clearly have “not” been juicing.