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Rick Folbaum And Rick Scott: A Talk With The Governor

For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.

07/17/2014

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, speaks to the media after addressing the Miami-Dade Justice Association on May 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crist Says He Can’t ‘Take My Eye Off The Ball’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tried to draw sharp contrasts Thursday with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on issues such as the environment, education and openness — while also seeking to defuse questions about why he won’t appear with Democratic opponent Nan Rich.

07/10/2014

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Florida Forced To Stagger Timing Of Payments

An outdated accounting system is forcing Florida to delay payments to schools and healthcare providers.

07/08/2014

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Miami Judge Won’t Dismiss Medicaid Lawsuit

A Miami federal judge, on Tuesday, refused to dismiss a Medicaid lawsuit filed a year ago.

07/08/2014

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Florida Teen Cancer Survivor Lobbies Capitol Hill

A 14-year-old southwest Florida cancer survivor is lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fund Medicaid and other children’s programs.

07/05/2014

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Florida Medicaid Privatization Underway Statewide

In a move to privatize the Medicaid program, at least three million recipients are transitioning to managed care.

07/02/2014

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Law Offers Health Care To Foster Kids; Outreach Questioned

Former foster children are eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act until they turn 26 years old, but many in Florida don’t know it yet.

06/09/2014

Birth Tourism Shortcut To Citizenship

CBS4 Investigates: Is Medicaid Fraud Part Of A Shortcut To Citizenship?

Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.

CBS Miami–05/20/2014

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Pediatricians Wary About Changes In Children’s Medical Services

Florida pediatricians say an expected legislative move heightens worries about what will happen to young special-needs patients as the state privatizes the Children’s Medical Services program over the next three months.

04/30/2014

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Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

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