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Scott Likely To Continue Hammering Crist Until November

Normally, this would be the point where Gov. Rick Scott would turn his attention to former Gov. Charlie Crist, the newly approved Democratic nominee. After a primary season that was merely a formality for Scott, and only marginally less so for Crist, the incumbent Republican would unleash his financial advantage on his Democratic challenger.

08/27/2014

Sandy De La Fe (Photo: United States Department of Health and Human Services)

Miami Man Added To List Of Most Wanted Fugitives

A South Florida man is now on the federal health official’s list of most wanted fugitives.

07/06/2014

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“Rock Doc” Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

The “Rock Doc” has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The South Florida doctor got the nickname for his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion. He was sentenced to prison for more than $2.5 million in attempted Medicare fraud.

06/13/2014

File photo: The focus of the FBI search at the Vitreo-Retinal Consultants Eye Center was reportedly Dr. Salomon Melgen’s finances. (Source: CBS4)

Wealthy Florida Doctor Linked To Senator Back In News

A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

04/12/2014

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Some Doctors Getting Millions From Medicare

A South Florida doctor topped the list of Medicare pay outs in 2012. That’s the finding of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration.

04/09/2014

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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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2014 Campaigns Could Be Heated Over Health Care

The nationwide campaign for Congress this fall could be a competitive one because of Omabacare according to political experts.

02/22/2014

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Rubio Targets War On Poverty On 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

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Three Plead Guilty In S. FL Medicare Scheme

A Medicare fraud scheme that unraveled for three South Florida people is weeks away from wrapping up.

09/06/2013

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) One of the new operating rooms at Jackson South

Florida Hospitals Reduce Readmission Rates

Just five years ago, Florida was considered one of the worst in the nation when it came down to health outcomes and high costs, according to Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Now the state is doing what it can to improve quality for patients and save money under the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Miami–08/13/2013

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