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Jim DeFede (right) and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Carlos Lopez-Cantera was a state representative for eight years before he was elected to be Miami-Dade’s property appraiser. Then, a little more than two months ago Governor Rick Scott tapped him to be lieutenant governor, replacing Jennifer Carroll who resigned. Lopez-Cantera has been working to bridge the divide between the legislature and the governor’s office and he is expected to be a key figure on the campaign trail, especially when it comes to courting Hispanic voters, as Scott tries to win a second term. Lopez-Cantera sits down for an extensive one-on-one with Jim.

CBS4–04/14/2014

Governor Rick Scott met with seniors in Miami to talk about the Affordable Care Act and what he said were cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.  (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Political Ad Comes Under Fire

Governor Rick Scott met with seniors in Miami to talk about the Affordable Care Act and what he said were cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.

04/09/2014

Facing South Florida: Reporters Roundtable

Jim and his fellow journalists talk about Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign problems, Obamacare, county budget issues, the “Ultra” controversy, Beckham and the soccer stadium, and the presidential plans of Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio.

CBS4–04/07/2014

Marco Rubio (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Blasts Spanish Language Media Over Affordable Care Act

Senator Marco Rubio has a new target when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, Spanish Language media, specifically Univision and Telemundo.

CBS Miami–04/03/2014

President Barack Obama

ACA Beats Expectations But Still Not A Finished Product

espite multiple repeal efforts, tens of millions of dollars spent in campaign ads against it, and an entire party building its policy on getting rid of it, the Affordable Care Act has managed to do two things, survive and thrive.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

People lined up at the help center inside the Mall of the Americas to wait to talk face to face with someone who could help.  (Source: CBS4)

Website Problems Stall Sign-Ups For Health Insurance In West Miami-Dade

Visitors packed the Mall of the Americas Monday night to shop for health insurance.

03/31/2014

Health Care Obamacare Affordable Care Act Insurance

Sebelius Visits S.Fla. For ACA Sign Up Event

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius visited South Florida on Saturday to help kick off an event meant to help those wanting to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

03/29/2014

Health Care Obamacare Affordable Care Act Insurance

Last-Minute ACA Enrollment Workshops Underway In South Florida

The last-minute push to enroll as many people as possible under the Affordable Care Act as possible is underway in South Florida.

03/29/2014

Health Care Obamacare Affordable Care Act Insurance

Katherine Archuleta Touts ‘Obamacare’ In Fla.

The highest ranking Latina in the Obama administration headed to Florida to encourage Hispanics to the sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

03/22/2014

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Fla. Students Assist ‘Obamacare’ Enrollment

Local college students are taking it upon themselves to help people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

03/21/2014

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