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Archive for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recent Florida Healthcare Study

On March 24, representatives from the Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment and the Alliance for a Just Society released a healthcare study and, well, the news wasn't good. In addition to the nearly one million people who fall into the gap separating the present anemic Medicaid system in Florida and the federal Affordable Care Act exchange that's been around for five years, there are other issues: access to doctors for minority communities, inexperience in minority communities with using insurance, language barriers and website issues. Add the failure to expand Medicaid, a failure championed by the Florida Legislature and its governor, and you have a huge mess. A 10-state comparison showed that the states with Medicaid expansion were improving the breadth of coverage among their populations. States like Florida are lagging, by seeming political intention.
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Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against SeaWorld

A federal class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against SeaWorld in a California court. The suit alleges SeaWorld deceives the public while its orcas suffer. The complaint claims SeaWorld drugs orcas, separates calves from mothers and keeps them in cramped conditions, lowering their lifespans.
Published in Central Florida News