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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

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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

Health Care Obamacare Affordable Care Act Insurance

Former Foster Kids Gain Health Insurance Under ACA

Nearly 10,000 teens and young adults who aged out of foster care in Florida are eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

04/29/2014

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Medicaid Enrollment On The Rise In Florida

Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. While the state’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid, an additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for it on top of the previous average monthly enrollments.

04/10/2014

Florida Money

House Democrats Pick At Budget

The House is poised to approve a $75.3 billion budget proposal after several hours of at-times testy but mostly tame debate Wednesday about the spending plan for the year that begins July 1.

04/02/2014

Health Care

Jackson Employees Head To Tally To Fight For Medicaid Expansion

The Florida Legislature’s opposition to anything related to the Affordable Care Act is well documented, but a group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from South Florida will still try to change that attitude.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled Substances

The next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.

03/06/2014

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