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Critics: Senate Bill's Cuts To Medicaid Would Harm Florida

Critics pounced after the Senate released its long-awaited bill to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, saying its proposed cuts to Medicaid could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Florida residents who rely on the program.

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Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

Medical Records Dispute Heads To Supreme Court

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Douglas R. Clifford / Tampa Bay Times

A long-running battle about how much patients should be charged for copies of medical records has gone to the Florida Supreme Court.

Vaccine Now Available For Local Dog Flu

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Crystal Chavez / WMFE

Dog flu is spreading in central Florida. Veterinarians are recommending some dogs get vaccinated.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Accidental opioid overdoses by first responders are an alarming phenomenon.

Broward County doctor accused of illegally distributing pills

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An 84-year-old doctor in Broward County is accused of illegally distributing $10 million worth of pain pill prescriptions.

An opioid overdose is an alarmingly frequent call for paramedics and firefighters in South Florida. But according to WLRN reporter Peter Haden, many of those victims came from outside the state to seek treatment for their addiction. With relapses topping 80 percent, many who arrive seeking help today can become tomorrow's overdose victim.

Concerned about the 53 million cars on U.S. highways with unresolved recalls, the National Safety Council is launching a new website.

The solo practice family doctor is becoming less and less common. But a local primary care group is surviving the test of time, and celebrating twenty years of service. WFSU sat down with some of the doctors there to find out how healthcare has changed in the past two decades.

Florida State University is touting its medical school program as well as its diversity.

Critics pounced after the Senate released its long-awaited bill to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, saying its proposed cuts to Medicaid could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Florida residents who rely on the program.

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