Sunday, April 21, 2019
Estimates hold that PEPFAR initiative has helped more than 14 million people across the world. 
When he introduced the proposal on Tuesday, Mast compared open burn pits and toxins to Agent Orange.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum talked extensively during the primary about the possibility of doing a healthcare confederacy to offer Medicaid for all citizens. Now as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, Gillum has recently backed off that plan when speaking with Florida Daily. 
Rubio and Feinstein introduced the “State Flexibility for Family First Transitions Act” which will “extend waivers for states receiving Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the entitlement that pays for foster care and adoption, to allow for greater funding and flexibility for foster care and child welfare recipients beyond the current federal baseline.”
Patronis and Flores teamed up on Tuesday to highlight her bill which would make employers offer insurance and death benefits for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. This bill has been in the Legislature the past three sessions but the various bills did not cross the finish line.  
Val Demings and Darren Soto are original cosponsors. Seven other cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., have signed on since the bill was introduced.
Florida TaxWatch released a report on Tuesday looking at the Independent Medical Review (IMR) program in California and examining if a similar effort in the Sunshine State could keep workers’ compensation costs low in Florida. 
Rubio and the senators went to bat for Medicaid Advantage, noting in 2018 it provided care to more than 21 million seniors and disabled Americans, including almost 1.8 million residents of the Sunshine State. 
DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, state Attorney General Ashley Moody and Department of Children and Families Secretary (DCF) Chad Poppell made the announcement at a media event on Monday.
Nelson’s bill would also have the VA study the impact of medical marijuana.