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It's Time Florida Starts Saving Lives

Gary Stein | Posted 07.13.2015 | Miami
Gary Stein

Florida, due to its lack of action on the matter, has 30 years of data and success rates around the country and around the world to verify that Needle-exchange programs work as they take yet another year to make a decision to start one.

Florida Senate Approves In-State Tuition Bill For Undocumented Immigrants

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a sharply-charged debate that touched on the law, immigration and America, a divided Florida Senate voted Thursday in...

Committee Chair May Stonewall Medicaid Expansion Bills Early in FL

Gary Stein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Considering the importance of the Medicaid expansion question, it's critical to allow discussion of any expansion bills. Otherwise, the Affordable Care Act will be, for the most part, yet another unfunded mandate that Florida cannot afford.

Florida's Medicaid Expansion Decision: A Clash of Politics, People and Perceptions

Gary Stein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Miami
Gary Stein

Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense. I had assumed that the decision regarding taking billions of federal funds for Medicaid Expansion was in that same category, but for many legislators, the choice is not so straight-forward.