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Florida DREAM Act Faces Uphill Battle After Republican Blocked It

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.26.2014 | Latino Voices

Just when it seemed state lawmakers in Florida were poised to pass a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at the ...

The View From Here: GOP Inaction on Medicaid Expansion Fires Up Progressives

Gary Stein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

After a raucous 60-day session, the Florida House and Senate went home, leaving two irreconcilable health care bills and at least $5 billion on the ta...

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.

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Senate's 'Florida Plan' Hits the Sunshine, Texas Hits Bottom

Gary Stein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Does No Mean No?

Gary Stein | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

To say that the future of Florida's health care assistance plan is in flux is a gross understatement.