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Health News Florida

At the Capitol: Abortion, Lobbyists

The Florida House unanimously passed a bill that requires emergency medical care for infants born during botched abortions, the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports. The measure, sponsored by emergency room doctor state Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, still has to pass in the full Senate. Gov. Rick Scott supports the bill.

In other news, the Florida Medical Association and for-profit medical chain Hospital Corporation of America are combining lobbying efforts, the Florida Current reports.