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Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ugly duckling of government health care programs has turned into a rare early success story for President Barack Obama’s technologically challenged health overhaul. Often criticized for byzantine rules and skimpy payments, […]

11/12/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Health care law could be liability for Democrats

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Patrick Murphy had been a cautious defender of President Barack Obama’s health care law for much of the last year, telling constituents in his swing-voting district that the […]

11/11/2013

Laura Leon, project director for the navigator program at Sinai Community Institute of Chicago, speaks at a gathering of individuals seeking information on the new national health overhaul law. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

CHICAGO (AP) — The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment […]

10/01/2013

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New health care law expected to spawn scam artists – learn how to protect yourself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to […]

09/18/2013

University of South Florida assistant professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle, center, speaks to a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida who will begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

Grave excavation continues at reform school site

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) – On the second day of an excavation project, University of South Florida researchers worked Sunday on two graves at a former reform school in the Florida Panhandle where students say they […]

09/01/2013

University of South Florida assistant professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle, center, speaks to a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida who will begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

Grave excavation begins at Fla. reform school site

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers began exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former Panhandle reform school where horrific beatings have been reported in hopes of identifying the boys and learning […]

08/31/2013

Protestors hold hands as they form a circle in the rotunda outside Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Fla. gov. criticizes Jesse Jackson over comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes […]

07/31/2013

In this file image from video, George Zimmerman smiles after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial at the Seminole County Courthouse, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/TV Pool, File)

Officials: Zimmerman helped 4 out of wrecked SUV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said Monday. […]

07/22/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed […]

07/14/2013

Medicaid

GOP’s ‘no’ on Medicaid becomes “Let’s make a deal’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic “no.”

03/24/2013

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