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How Municipalities Are Buying Cheap Canadian Drugs

Some cities, counties and school districts in Florida and around the country are helping their employees buy cheap prescription drugs from Canada and overseas. Health News Florida’s Julio Ochoa sat down with Phil Galewitz from Kaiser Health News to talk about his reporting on the issue.
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Dr. Ronald Cirillo, left, helps patient Deborah Hatfield fill out paperwork before getting a test to see whether she has hepatitis C./Photo: Daylina Miller, Health News Florida
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How Florida Free Clinics Are Battling Hep C For Free

The rising costs of prescription drugs are especially hard on people who already struggle to pay rent or put food on the table. In this installment of our series on free clinics, a facility in Bradenton is providing a $90,000 Hepatitis C treatment to patients at no cost. 
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Florida’s Largest Obamacare Enrollment Program Cut By Nearly $1M

A Florida organization that helps people sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace will have its funding cut by nearly $1 million. The cut to Florida Covering Kids and Families means the organization will have fewer counselors helping people sign up. The navigators work year-round to educate people about their insurance options, help them find providers and file tax exemptions. Next year the organization will get $4.9 million from the federal government. Similar organizations around the state and country had their funding cut by as much as 90 percent. Nationwide, programs that assist with marketplace enrollment were cut by 41 percent, advertising on Obamacare was cut 90 percent, and the time given to consumers to sign up …
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